The Manitoba government has won its appeal of a court ruling that found legislation freezing the wages of public sector workers violated collective bargaining rights.

The Manitoba Court of Appeal has ruled that the lower court judge was wrong in finding that the government was required to negotiate before introducing the bill in 2017.

The appeal judges also say it is not unconstitutional for a government to remove wages from the bargaining table.

The coalition of labour groups that challenged the legislation says it is considering taking the case to the Supreme Court of Canada.