Ikea slapped with labour violation in B.C. strike disputeOffering incentives for workers to cross picket line in bad taste, board rulesBy Sabrina Nanji08/11/2014|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/11/2014 Management at Ikea’s flagship store in Richmond, B.C., committed unfair labour practices after trying to negotiate directly with striking staffers, the provincial labour board has ruled. At the end of July, British Columbia’s labour board decided Ikea had acted in bad faith and violated provincial labour laws by trying to bargain directly with employees through a website posting, which offered monetary incentives for employees to cross the picket line. About 350 workers at the Swedish retail giant’s Richmond store — one of only two unionized locations in the country — have been on strike since May 2013, with no negotiations taking place since December of that year. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.