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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.

Federal Health Committee releases report recommending pharmacare now – NUPGE calls on federal government to heed and take action

“Pharmacare will save lives, reduce suffering and lower costs by billions of dollars each year. Canada is the only country with universal health care that does not have pharmacare. Canadians deserve better and must demand better.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/federal-health-committee-releases-report-recommending-pharmacare-now-%E2%80%93-nupge-calls-federal

Minimum wage increase better than tax cut

For workers, even after deductions, an increase in the minimum wage provides two times the benefit of a tax cut.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/minimum-wage-increase-better-tax-cut

Supreme Court upholds law in cross-border beer case: The Constitution ‘does not impose absolute free trade across Canada’

A clear victory for provinces to regulate the economy in the public interest.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/supreme-court-upholds-law-cross-border-beer-case-constitution-%E2%80%98does-not-impose-absolute-free

Strike mandate vote to be held April 23 to 27 for NSGEU health care workers

 

If they give a strike mandate, NSGEU/NUPGE President Jason MacLean says his members at the IWK Health Centre could take job action as soon as next month.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/strike-mandate-vote-be-held-april-23-27-nsgeu-health-care-workers

Celebrate Equality Day! – The 33rd anniversary of the Charter’s equality provisions

“Every day should be equality day, because every day we need to fight against the systemic inequality we witness and reaffirm our commitment to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” – Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/celebrate-equality-day-%E2%80%93-33rd-anniversary-charter%E2%80%99s-equality-provisions

B.C government introduces new PTSD presumptive coverage

In BC, first responders, sheriffs,and correctional officers will no longer have to prove that their mental injury is work-related.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/bc-government-introduces-new-ptsd-presumptive-coverage

Two years since the Panama Papers leak and what has the CRA done?

“Tax haven use in Canada has been rampant precisely because our lawmakers were looking the other way. They need to show the public that they have turned that around.” —  Dennis Howlett, Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/two-years-panama-papers-leak-and-what-has-cra-done

Doug Ford (unintentionally) reminds people that privatizing Hydro One was a bad idea

Unless Doug Ford commits to bringing Hydro One back under public ownership, his promise to fire the President and CEO of Hydro One is meaningless.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/doug-ford-unintentionally-reminds-people-privatizing-hydro-one-was-bad-idea

NUPGE calls on governments to ban for-profit plasma in Canada

“Banning paid blood donations across the country is the right thing to do. We are calling on the federal health minister to take action. We support provincial campaigns for legislation but recognize they are needed only because of continuing federal inaction” – Larry Brown, President of NUPGE

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/nupge-calls-governments-ban-profit-plasma-canada

NBU asks members to donate Loblaw cards to food bank

“If 1,000 of our members did this, it would equal $25,000 to NBAFB.” — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/nbu-asks-members-donate-loblaw-cards-food-bank