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The Manitoba government’s legislative agenda, including efforts to ban replacement workers and make it easier to join a union, was pushed back Monday by the Opposition Progressive Conservatives, who stalled proceedings in the chamber.

The NDP government tried to introduce a bill that would ban the use of replacement workers during strikes and lockouts. Another bill would end a requirement for secret-ballot voting for workers to join a union, and instead allow unionization if a majority of workers at a location sign a union card.

“This is something that workers have been asking for for decades,” Labour Minister Malaya Marcelino said.

“This legislation will pass.”

But one by one, members of the Tory Opposition rose Monday afternoon on matters of privilege – complaints which allege that a politician’s work is being interfered with and which put a stop to all other proceedings.

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