Bad faith — or bad timing?

Council decision on day after ratification leaves bad taste in union’s mouth
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/14/2011

The recent recession is at the forefront of another bad faith accusation in labour relations.

City bus drivers in Guelph are accusing the city of bargaining in bad faith during recent negotiations on a three-year contract.

During talks, the Amalgamated Transit Union sought assurances there would be no service reductions this summer as there were last year. In 2010, summer service was cut from every 20 minutes to 30 minutes for June, July and August. As a result, more than 20 drivers were without work for several months.