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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.

Nova Scotia's PTSD regulations step in right direction

“We owe these public servants the same duty of care that we afford to the people they are trying to protect and serve.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/nova-scotias-ptsd-regulations-step-right-direction

Send a message of support to striking Gateway Casino workers

A website has been established so that people can send the strikers a message of solidarity and support.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/send-message-support-striking-gateway-casino-workers

Manitoba Lakes renamed in honour of 2 former paramedics

“Our paths crossed many times, and I remember Manuel and Keith as dedicated paramedics with a passion for helping others. This is such a fitting tribute for both of them.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/manitoba-lakes-renamed-honour-2-former-paramedics

Celebrating Health Care Support Workers' Week

Winnipeg (16 Oct. 2018) — Yesterday, the Government of Manitoba proclaimed October 15—19, Health Care Support Services Week, and October 18, Health Care Aide Day. 

Vital to day-to-day quality of health care

Health care support workers can be found throughout our health care system: in hospitals, clinics, personal care homes, chronic care, and long-term care facilities. The proclamation of this important week and day is an opportunity for Manitobans to celebrate and salute the thousands of frontline health workers who care for us each and every day.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/celebrating-health-care-support-workers-week

OPSEU President demands Mulroney’s resignation after admitting she can’t stop cannabis criminals

“Grocery corporations got caught red-handed fixing the price of bread. Construction corporations got caught red-handed overcharging us $8 billion for P3 hospitals and highways. Why should we ever trust cannabis corporations to keep our kids and communities safe?” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President / Treasurer

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/opseu-president-demands-mulroney%E2%80%99s-resignation-after-admitting-she-can%E2%80%99t-stop-cannabis

Investing in people is investing in health care and social services: HSABC

The submission calls for the Ministry of Health to focus on human resources strategies that address shortages in health science professions, improve access to multidisciplinary primary care and mental health services, and improve access to early intervention services for children with disabilities.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/investing-people-investing-health-care-and-social-services-hsabc

OPSEU launches Responsible Plan campaign for safe cannabis sales

“Communities need a real choice. A responsible choice. A choice like the LCBO.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/opseu-launches-responsible-plan-campaign-safe-cannabis-sales

OPSEU alerts Ontario Securities Commission to eyebrow-raising cannabis connections

“The need for an investigation is clear. Members of the public — along with investors who don’t enjoy insider connections to the premier of the day — deserve to know that the market is truly free, fair and efficient.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/opseu-alerts-ontario-securities-commission-eyebrow-raising-cannabis-connections

Celebrating Women's History Month

There are many ways we are pitted against each other every day. We allow issues to divide us. But the more we listen and share, the more we find that we are connected

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/celebrating-womens-history-month-0

Corporate lobby group pushing for another round of corporate tax cuts

What the Canadian Chamber of Commerce opinion piece doesn’t mention is that more corporate tax cuts will make its wealthy members even richer.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/corporate-lobby-group-pushing-another-round-corporate-tax-cuts