Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Civil Servants Set to Vote on Five-Year Contract with Province

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Civil Servants Set to Vote on Five-Year Contract with Province

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Manitoba civil servants set to vote on pact

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WINNIPEG - After more than a year at the bargaining table, Manitoba's 14,000 civil service members are set to vote on a tentative agreement with the province.

The five-year deal between the Manitoba Government and General Employees Union and the Manitoba Government itself was reached late in December.

It includes one per cent retroactive wage increases for 2014 and 2015, and a two per cent increase for the final three years.

The two sides have been at the table since March 2014.

MGEU president Michelle Gawronsky believes money was one of the main issues that caused talks to drag on for so long.

"(The members) are disappointed that there are still one per cents in the deal," said Gawronsky. …

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