Employees at the Keeyask Generating Station worksite lodged almost 200 complaints, including bullying, racism, physical violence and sexual misconduct, over a two-year period.

About half of the complaints investigated had merit, according to data obtained by the Free Press through a freedom of information request sent to Manitoba Hydro.

Sudhir Sandhu, chief executive officer of the Allied Hydro Council, which covers labour relations at Keeyask, said the number of internal issues is undoubtedly higher, but not everyone reports every incident.

The number of complaints — 196 from Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 28, 2018 — may seem small compared to the size of the workforce, which had 3,771 active hires as of September 2018. Still, Sandhu said: “Every single complaint is one too many.”

Source: Winnipeg Free Press