Manitoba Government Cutting 112 Positions to Save $10M

Manitoba Government Cutting 112 Positions to Save $10M

Manitoba Legislative Building
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WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is cutting 112 jobs within its walls to save $10 million annually by 2017.

Finance Minister Cameron Friesen says the cuts to senior management level positions will be carried out by attrition, retirements and necessary reductions.

Friesen added senior management levels within government have grown by nearly 33 percent since 2005.

“This dramatic growth rate, nearly four times the rate of overall staff growth within the civil service, has not improved Manitoba’s performance results and is simply not sustainable given the significant challenges associated with our province’s fiscal situation,” he said.

The majority of the reductions will occur over a two-phased period effective March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2017.