Union Bug Blog
Nov 17, 2021 -
Provincial Government Austerity Holding Students and Manitoba Economy Back
Since being elected in 2016, the PC government has been on a mission to shrink the size of Manitoba's public service. At a time when a strong public sector is needed more than ever to support the province’s social and economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, the public sector appears be suffering a severe capability crisis due to understaffing and this approach is being broadly felt in all public services. The strike currently taking place at the University of Manitoba is only the most recent symptom of the government’s austerity agenda, and is making matters worse.