MB introduces new Bill to make collective bargaining more flexible, responsive to public-sector priorities

December 2, 2019

The Manitoba government has introduced new legislation that would enable more flexible and responsive collective bargaining processes for public-sector employers and employees. The Public Services Sustainability Amendment Act (Bill 9) would broaden the ways sustainability savings can be used under the Act; provide additional flexibility around the timing and duration of the sustainability period; and allow greater discretion around compensation. “These amendments would increase options for employers and unions to reach renewed collective agreements through collective bargaining,” said MB Central Services Minister Reg Helwer. MB (MB)