CUPE Manitoba says the provincial governments new labour legislation changes are only one step and that much more is needed to ensure fairness for Manitobas workers.
“Its a positive step but its not far enough to redress the (Gary) Filmon governments attack on workers in this province,” said CUPE Manitoba president Paul Moist. He presented CUPEs views to the standing committee on industrial relations during hearings at the legislature last week.
“The reason for labour legislation is simple: it corrects the imbalance of power employers have when it comes to dealing with their employees, Moist said. The Filmon government destroyed that balance. These changes only partially restore whats needed to ensure fairness for working people.”