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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.

What does the B.C. election mean for Health Sciences Association of B.C.?

The exceptionally close results mean it’s hard to predict what will happen in the longer term, but the governing agreement between the NDP and the Greens holds significant promise for health care and community social services in B.C.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/what-does-bc-election-mean-health-sciences-association-bc

Liquor store privatization pays off for former politicians

“Privatization of liquor stores means money that once supported public services like education or health care is flowing into the pockets of former politicians who helped privatize them when they were in office.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/liquor-store-privatization-pays-former-politicians

BCGEU response to media statement by executive director of Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission

“The fact that Ms. Draude was apparently not made aware of these issues speaks to the lack of oversight necessary to take protective steps.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/bcgeu-response-media-statement-executive-director-forensic-psychiatric-services-commission

National Aboriginal Day: A time for Canadians to join together with Indigenous peoples in their fight for respect, dignity and equality

“We are facing a crisis when it comes to how Indigenous peoples in this country are treated and nowhere is this more evident than the way the federal Government is racially discriminating against indigenous children.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/national-aboriginal-day-time-canadians-join-together-indigenous-peoples-their-fight-respect

OPSEU 's new website exposes the reality of work at the LCBO

“It doesn’t have to be this way. We hope that growing public pressure on the government and LCBO management will help them do the right thing and come to the table with a fair deal for these workers.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/opseu-s-new-website-exposes-reality-work-lcbo

New report shows challenges facing shelters in Canada

93.44 per cent of women reported that they had been intimidated and received threats via technology (cell phones, texts, emails). 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/new-report-shows-challenges-facing-shelters-canada

OPSEU 's new website exposes the reality of work at the LCBO

“It doesn’t have to be this way. We hope that growing public pressure on the government and LCBO management will help them do the right thing and come to the table with a fair deal for these workers.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/opseu-s-new-website-exposes-reality-work-lcbo

New report shows challenges facing shelters in Canada

93.44 per cent of women reported that they had been intimidated and received threats via technology (cell phones, texts, emails). 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/new-report-shows-challenges-facing-shelters-canada

Quality public services vital in promoting human rights, inclusion of refugees

“The labour movement has worked hard to create inclusive communities to welcome families and ensure they receive what they need as they start a new life. This is just one example of our commitment to helping, and working with, the most vulnerable.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/quality-public-services-vital-promoting-human-rights-inclusion-refugees

Federal government urged to act on Diab case

Dr. Hassan Diab is being held in a jail in France for a crime he did not commit. Diab’s finger prints, palm prints, physical description, and handwriting do not match those of the suspect.  Furthermore, French investigating judges have confirmed that he was not even in France at the time of the bombing. Diab has consistently denied involvement and condemned the violence.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/federal-government-urged-act-diab-case