In the province of Manitoba, labour relations, including collective bargaining, are governed by provincial statutes, including the Labour Relations Act. That is why the Louis Riel School Division has decided not to have a local policy on the themes mentioned in this section of the Policy Manual. The division will pay $5.2 million by July. The arbitrator`s report says no teacher contract has been signed since Bill 28 was adopted in 2017. In the last round of teacher negotiations, the 38 agreements were concluded in two years. 1) Any agreement will support change through innovative practices, adaptive, creative and collaborative;2) each agreement will be competitive in attracting and retaining staff;3) any agreement will ensure transparency throughout the collective bargaining process, ensuring that all stakeholders are informed of the issues, developments, decisions and impacts assessed on the education system;4) any agreement will now be affordable and sustainable in the future. Legislation has not been enacted, but the threat of the law has paralyzed many collective bargaining. Your department has estimated that wages will not increase for two years. That`s the direction she received from the provincial government, which passed Bill 28 – a law that has been challenged in court, calls for a two-year wage freeze for public workers from 2018-19 – but has not enacted it. Section H – Louis Riel School Division follows the National Education Policy Network (NEPN) policy coding and classification system. Because this system is designed for school boards throughout North America, not all parts of the index are currently relevant to the Louis Riel School Division. A provincial spokesman said last week that the province had no plans to enact the legislation immediately. “The government continues to urge all employers and public sector unions to negotiate constructive collective agreements,” he said in the email.
But the financial situation is not bright for all the departments of the school. Many, under the Progressive Conservative government, have complained about the reduction of provincial subsidies or increases below the rate of inflation. They were ordered to limit the property tax increase to 2% per year. “Division will have to live under these constraints.” The Board of Arbitration stated that its decision is not a financial environment in which the province prioritizes moderation of spending, recognizing the department may have to make “painful” decisions to pay retroactive salaries. Winnipeg`s division will pay $7.8 million retroactively to its teachers, according to its superintendent – money for which they have never been budgeted.