Manitoba Labour Board Collective Agreements


Manitoba Labour Board Collective Agreements

The Board of Directors Library houses a small collection of texts, journals, reports and other publications on labour relations and labour law in Manitoba and other Canadian jurisdictions. The library`s collection also contains the full text of the board`s written decision-making reasons published since the 1970s. Since 1985, all declared and undeclared arbitration awards and collective agreements in the province have been submitted to the Manitoba Labour Board. On March 20, Brian Pallister`s government introduced two bills that attack workers and their fundamental rights. The Act imposes significant restrictions on collective agreements and collective agreements and provides for broad powers to the government, which would normally be reserved for the Manitoba Labour Council. « We are disappointed that this government has not paid attention to the opportunities offered by work for a return to balance, but has instead decided to violate the basic principles of collective bargaining, » said Marianne Hladun, Regional Executive Vice-President of PSAC Prairie. « If there are savings, these negotiations should be conducted at the negotiating table. » The above amendments were proposed to Manitoba legislation. Bill 16 has not yet passed or been in force. MLT Aikins LLP will continue to monitor the status of Bill 16.

Employers who consider the impact of the proposed legislation on the evolution of labour relations should contact a member of our work and employment team. The Health Tariff Unit Review Act provides for the creation of seven bargaining units for each health region. This will force unions to reorganize their own members and it is a blatant attempt to pit unions against them. Although the government had just started discussions with the work, it felt the need to get through the legislation and made it clear that it was not interested in what we have to say. Members should have the right to stick to the union they elected and we will do everything in our power to support our deer Lodge Centre members who are directly affected by this attack. Manitoba`s Minister of Finance has asked the Ministers of Finance to participate in a process to find new ways to balance the budget. PSAC and the Manitoba Labor Federation approached this process with an open and constructive approach. But it seemed increasingly that the Pallister government was not so interested in a balanced approach. Like the last PC government, Brian Pallister seems to be focusing solely on budget cuts.

Items in the collection are used only as a reference and can be viewed in the map office.