First Session, Thirty-Seventh Legislature

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Bill 18


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. L10 amended

1           The Labour Relations Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after section 58:

Business coming under provincial law is bound by collective agreement

58.1        Unless the board orders otherwise, if collective bargaining relating to a business is governed by the laws of Canada and the business is sold and becomes subject to the collective bargaining laws of Manitoba, sections 56 to 58 apply with necessary modifications, and the person to whom the business is sold is bound by any collective agreement that is in force when the business becomes subject to the laws of Manitoba and that applies to any of the employees employed in the business.

Coming into force

3           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill adds a new section to The Labour Relations Act. The section states that when a business governed by federal law is sold and is then governed by Manitoba law, the purchaser is bound by any collective agreement in force at the time of the sale.