As a quick recap, Bill 28: The Public Service Sustainability Act seeks to impose a four-year wage cap on all unionized workers in the public sector. This cap would be zero increases in years one and two, up to 0.75% in year three and up to 1% in year four.
Specifically aimed at public sector workers in health care is Bill 29, which is named The Health Sector Bargaining Review Act. This act seeks to force representation votes in seven categories, including professional/technical/paramedical.
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Health Minister Cameron Friesen told media that doctors will also be subject to Bill 28, the Pallister government's wage capping bill, that MAHCP and other unions are fighting in court. Here's an excerpt:
A four-year contract between the province and Doctors Manitoba, the physicians' bargaining agent, is set to expire March 31.
Friesen told the Free Press Tuesday doctors will be expected to abide by a government policy that all public-sector workers undergo pay freezes for two years, followed by increases no greater than 0.75 per cent in the third year and one per cent in Year 4 of any collective agreement.
The legislative assembly passed Bill 28 to implement the government's public-sector pay regime in 2017. Doctors were included within the provisions of the bill. But the Progressive Conservatives have yet to proclaim it, so it is not yet law.
A coalition of 25 labour unions — not including Doctors Manitoba — is fighting the bill in the courts. A hearing is set to begin in November.
Manitoba's nearly 3,000 doctors will have to do their part to help the province overcome a stubbornly high operating deficit, Health Minister Cameron Friesen says. A four-year contract between the pro...