Collective Agreements & Wage Scales

What is a Collective Agreement?

A Collective Agreement is a written, binding contract between the Union and the employer, which specifies the terms and conditions of employment. The Manitoba Nurses Union continually strives for better working conditions, wages and benefits by negotiating new Collective Agreements.

Some of the ways our collective agreements support us:

  • Allow nurses to document unsafe patient care through Workload Staffing Reports;
  • Ensure nurses have input into decision-making regarding patient care through Nursing Advisory Committees;
  • Protect members' rights and defend against unfair disciplinary measures through the Grievance Procedure;
  • Ensure the rights of part-time and casual nurses (Part-time nurses receive the same benefits as full-time on a pro-rata basis. Casual nurses receive protection under a clause specific to their position);
  • Provide income protection through a Long-term Disability Plan;
  • Ensure laid-off nurses receive five years' protection through Recall Rights;
  • Provide the highest Academic Allowances in Canada for nurses who pursue a post-basic nursing education;
  • Protect members from discriminatory layoffs through the use of fixed seniority rights;
  • Address occupational health and safety concerns, including nurse abuse.

Find your Collective Agreement

Find your Collective Agreement and Wage Scales in the areas below.

Please note that 2017-2024 Collective Agreements are still pending final approval and are subject to change. If you have any questions about the 2017-2024 Collective Agreement please contact your Labour Relations Officer.

Contract Interpretation Manual

This manual is available only for members. If you log in and come back here, the PDF will be available in this box Note that the Contract Inerpretation Manual is from the 2013-2017 Collective Agreement. Check back soon for the 2017-2024 CIM.

Contract Interpretation Manual

Wage Benefit Summary

Here's a summary of wages and benefits under the Central Table Agreement that Union members ratified on October 14, 2021 . It covers the majority of Union members.


  • The contract, expiring March 31, 2024.
  • Salaries:
    • 2017 – 1.25% general salary increase
    • 2018 – 1.25% general salary increase
    • 2019 – 1.4% general salary increase
    • 2020 – 0.5% general salary increase
    • 2021 – 1.2% general salary increase
    • 2022 – 2.0% general salary increase
    • 2023 – 2.0% general salary increase 

Note that the 2017-2024 Collective Agreements below are still pending final approval with editorial changes and are subject to change. These are draft versions only.