Manitoba set to repeal the Public Services Sustainability Act. The act was passed in 2017 but was never implemented.
The bill required a two-year wage freeze for public sector employees and a limited increase for the next two years.
The bill became extremely controversial and several public sector unions complained that employers were bargaining as if the legislation had been proclaimed.
When challenged in court the wage freezes were deemed unconstitutional by the judge hearing the case but that decision was overturned upon appeal.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has only deepened the economic burdens facing Manitoba families and businesses,” said Finance Minister Scott Fielding. “Our government will continue to address these unprecedented challenges and pressures, while avoiding public sector layoffs and providing financial relief for all Manitobans. All of these shared concerns are best served by a fresh start.”
The minister noted that it is now time for a different approach.
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