WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Nurses Union is dismayed at the news today that the Court of Appeal has overturned last year’s ruling by the Court of Queen’s Bench that found Bill 28, the Pallister government’s public sector wage freeze bill, was unconstitutional.

“While this is terrible news, MNU continues to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Manitoba Federation of Labour and all unions represented by the Partnership to Defend Public Services,” said MNU President Darlene Jackson.

“We will steadfastly continue in the fight for the right to free and fair collective bargaining. Our public sector employees in Manitoba, who have been heroes during this COVID-19 pandemic, deserve no less.”

As stated today by the Manitoba Federation of Labour, the Partnership to Defend Public Services, of which MNU is a member, will be reviewing the Court of Appeal’s decision and making a decision on the next steps in the near future.

MNU represents more than 12,000 nurses of all designations from across Manitoba.


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