Wages frozen in Manitoba

Corrections officers reject similar contract
By Gordon Sova
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/28/2011

Civil servants in Manitoba have accepted a two-year wage freeze in a contract very similar to one they turned down in January.

Their colleagues in corrections rejected a tentative agreement earlier in March that included a 1.0 per cent premium in the third year.

The union made it clear prior to the vote that it doubted it could improve on the offer through either negotiations or arbitration.