Manitoba To Lift Construction Ban

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s NDP government is planning to lift a ban on labour agreements that require non-unionized workers on large government projects to be governed by the same rules and benefits as their unionized counterparts.

The ban was enacted by the former PC government which said the practice drove up costs and dissuaded non-union contractors from bidding for work.

However, labour minister Maya Marcelino says the agreements control costs, reduce the risk of work stoppages and improved safety.