Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Contentious Bills Subject of Committee Meetings at Manitoba Legislature

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Contentious Bills Subject of Committee Meetings at Manitoba Legislature

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Contentious bills debated at legislature

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba unions gathered at the legislature in Winnipeg for committee hearings on two contentious bills being brought in by the provincial government.

Bill 28 will freeze the wages of 120,000 public-sector workers in the province for two years while Bill 29 will slash health-sector bargaining units in Winnipeg from 183 to seven.

Unions want both bills withdrawn.

Sandi Mowat, president of Manitoba Nurses Union, says this is a chance for the government to show nurses in the province that their hard work is of "utmost value."

Michelle Gawronsky, president of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union, says a fair wage package is what will ensure "the best and brightest stay in Manitoba."

Finance Minister Cameron Friesen says it's important the unions recognize the province is facing a $900 million deficit that needs attention. …

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