Manitoba’s 14-thousand civil servants have ratified a new five year deal with the province.
The deal promises wage increases along with a no layoff clause for anyone hired after April 2015.
Union boss, Michelle Gawronsky tells 680 CJOB there is a lot of positive aspects in the deal for the members.
“It brought forward stability and security through to 2019. But also for Manitoban’s, these public services are going to be there, the jobs won’t be cut, therefore those services are also stable for Manitoban’s and their families.”
In the first two years, members will get wage increases of one per cent, followed by a two per-cent wage increase in the last three years.
Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union members include employees like highway workers, correctional officers and sheriffs.
They had been without a contract for 18 months.