WINNIPEG – Tens of thousands of employees will learn Monday what the province’s plans are to control wages within the public sector.
The Public Services Sustainability Act will be introduced in the Manitoba Legislature Monday afternoon.
Last fall the conservative government said it planned to introduce legislation to “ensure the province’s public sector costs do not exceed Manitobans’ ability to sustain services they receive in return.”
At that time the Premier said his government had tremendous respect for the people working in the public sector.
“But we cannot fail to get a handle on the out-of-control spending we’ve seen,” Brian Pallister said.
It could include a wage freeze for public sector employees.
Also coming Monday is a new bill called the Local Vehicles For Hire Act, which could be a step forward to bring services like Uber to Winnipeg.