Bargaining in Good Faith

Once a notice to commence bargaining has been served, the union and the employer must begin bargaining in good faith within 10 days.

Bargaining in good faith means meeting with the other side, exchanging bargaining proposals and making a sincere attempt to reach an agreement. This does not mean that you must agree with the other side’s proposals to avoid an unfair-labour-practice complaint. However, you must not engage in a deliberate strategy to avoid reaching an agreement, as such a strategy will be deemed bargaining in bad faith.

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