News You Can Use: Bill 28

Bill 28, the Public Services Sustainability Act was introduced by the Pallister government earlier this spring.  This legislation will freeze the wages of 120,000 public-sector workers for two years and cap their pay for another two years.  UMFA submitted a letter to the Standing Committee on Bill 28, which can be found here, and also appeared at the hearings on May 8.

Below is some recent media on the Act.

Manitoba public-sector unions launch court challenge over wage freezes
CBC, July 4, 2017:

Labour coalition sues province over wage-control law
Winnipeg Free Press, July 4, 2017:

Labour files injunction against Tories
Winnipeg Sun, July 4, 2017:

Unions to challenge Manitoba government in court
Global News, July 4, 2017:

Union leaders threaten to fight Tory wage control bill in court
Winnipeg Free Press, May 8, 2017:

Pallister's steady campaign to provoke unions
Winnipeg Free Press, May 8, 2017:

Manitoba unions make last effort to stop contentious labour bills
CBC, May 8, 2017:


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