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Welcome to OPSEU Region 5’s webpage.  We hope you will find information about upcoming Region 5 events, news from the world of labour, links and information from all around labour.  We hope you enjoy your visit.

NSGEU members at Sherbrooke Village rally for fair contract

“They are proud to be part of the fabric of the local community and the nearby counties. It’s time their hard work and dedication to their jobs be acknowledged with a fair collective agreement.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/nsgeu-members-sherbrooke-village-rally-fair-contract-0

Elizabeth Fry workers says yes to OPSEU – and to a better workplace

“A collective agreement setting out the conditions for a healthy workplace and a healthy living space will put them on a more equal footing with the employer and go a long way to addressing these issues.” — Len Mancini, Chair, OPSEU justice sector

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/elizabeth-fry-workers-says-yes-opseu-%E2%80%93-and-better-workplace

We will not be silenced. Charlottesville, Virginia

As trade unionists, it is our responsibility to speak out and to act against the threats and violence that come with bigotry and oppression, wherever and whenever they occur.

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How resource rich countries get ripped off

“Cameco and Silver Wheaton got caught avoiding their taxes. As more information emerges about the use of tax havens by large corporations, it’s likely we’ll find those two companies are just the tip of the iceberg” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Failing to protect all frontline staff, programs puts patients at risk in Manitoba

 

“This is another example of the Minister and the WRHA moving too far, too fast, and putting patients and frontline health care workers at risk in the process.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/failing-protect-all-frontline-staff-programs-puts-patients-risk-manitoba

Province must remedy issues behind riot at North Bay Jail: OPSEU

“We’ve been told that the jails in North Bay and Sudbury will be replaced, but we have no idea when that might be. I’m calling on the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services to act now — for the safety of staff and the security of inmates.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/province-must-remedy-issues-behind-riot-north-bay-jail-opseu

Half of Ontario families losing ground: CCPA report

The richest 10 per cent of families earn 190 per cent of the average of Ontario families’ earnings. — CCPA report

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/half-ontario-families-losing-ground-ccpa-report

Why Unions Matter contest winner round up

Be bold. Be creative. Be heartfelt. And tell us why unions matter to you! 

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MGEU President continues summer health care tour

MGEU/NUGPE members share experiences as frontline health care workers dealing with budget cuts.

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Linking care with security: the Leadership Table and Waypoint

“The health care sector represents less than 12 per cent of Ontario’s workforce, but 4 of the top 10 professions reporting workplace violence are in health care. Meanwhile, CEOs of many hospitals and other health care facilities just look the other way while their staff are assaulted.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/linking-care-security-leadership-table-and-waypoint