Workforce Relations - Collective Bargaining Updates and Information

Workforce Relations, on behalf of the employer, The Province of Manitoba, is actively participating in collective bargaining negotiations with various bargaining agents. The Province of Manitoba is committed to reaching a renewed collective agreement for its employees at the bargaining table.


Core Public Service Bargaining Tables - Status Update - As of April 22, 2024


Bargaining Unit

Agreement Expiry Date

Number of Collective Bargaining meetings that have occurred as at August 1, 2023

Upcoming Scheduled Dates


Manitoba Government Employees’ Master Agreement (GEMA)

March 24, 2023

28 days


Bargaining concluded Ratified January 29, 2024

Corrections Sub-Component of GEMA

March 24, 2023

8 days


Bargaining concluded Ratified January 29, 2024

The Legal Aid Lawyers’ Association (LALA)

March 24, 2022


May 1, 9, 14, 16.
June 6, 7

Bargaining is scheduled to commence May 1, with further dates in May and June.

The Manitoba Association of Crown Attorneys (MACA)

March 29, 2022

12 days



The parties proceeded to arbitration on February 8, 2024.  A decision was rendered.  Work has commenced towards implementation.

Manitoba Association of Government Engineers (MAGE)

March 25, 2022

5 days 

March 18 & 20

April 8, 10, & 29

May 1

June 17 & 19

Bargaining in Progress

Manitoba Ombudsman

New MGEU Bargaining Unit created in June 2022. 

6 days of bargaining


12 days of conciliation


Through conciliation, the parties have reached the terms and conditions of a first collective agreement.  The staff of the Ombudsman ratified the agreement on April 5, 2024.  Work has commenced towards implementation.

Direct Support Providers and Child Development Workers (Rural)

May 31, 2019

9 days


To be scheduled

Bargaining in Progress

CUPE 2153 and Department of Families – Support Workers

March 31, 2019

23 days



Bargaining concluded, ratified  June 29, 2023