Against Bill 16: let’s continue protecting and supporting workers
Not only has the Pallister government proven itself ineffective with overhauling healthcare and ensuring quality education, they also have a bill that puts workers like you at risk. The legislation proposed in Bill 16 will significantly change collective bargaining rules in Manitoba and tip the scales against workers and unions.
What is Bill 16 all about?
One of the worst aspects of this bill is that it will eliminate the made-in-Manitoba binding arbitration rules that settle strikes and lockouts. These rules bring in a neutral, third party to settle deals when workers and employers cannot come to an agreement after 60 days of a labour dispute. They are the main reason why our province has historically had the fewest days lost to strikes and lockouts over the last decade.
These rules work. They’re good for workers, our economy and employers, who are also saying we should keep them in place!
- Sign and share the petition against Bill 16
- Read more about the proposed bill in the MFL’s Activist Guide to Bill 16 and share what you learn with your coworkers, family and friends
- Register to attend the Manitoba Federation of Labour’s Raise Your Voice: A Guide to Legislative Committees for Union Activists webinar to learn more how to present taking place September 22 at 6:00 pm
- Sign up to speak about Bill 16 at the Legislative Committee by calling 204-945-3636 and telling the Legislative Clerk’s office you want to be added to the list of people who want to speak about Bill 16 (they’ll let you know the time/date/location once the meetings are scheduled).