The government of Manitoba has won an appeal today regarding the freezing of wages for public sector workers.
The Manitoba Court of Appeal ruled that the bill enacting a wage freeze from 2017 did not violate the workers' rights to bargain collectively.
On Wednesday, the appeals judge on the case ruled that it is not unconstitutional for a government to remove wages from the bargaining table.
The 2017 proposal called for a two-year wage freeze for government employees after their contracts expired.
The freeze followed a 0.75 percent pay raise in the third year and one percent raise in the fourth.
The labour groups that challenged this legislation say they are considering taking the case to Canada's Supreme Court.