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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.

Rally against Prison Violence: “It's just a matter of time before one of our officers gets killed on the job”

In the last few months, a CO had his finger severed, another had his head stomped on and yet another was assaulted with feces thrown in her face by inmates. 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/rally-against-prison-violence-%E2%80%9Cits-just-matter-time-one-our-officers-gets-killed-job%E2%80%9D

Government must take bolder action on speculation tax: BCGEU

Yet without proper taxation on the value of land, government is leaving money on the table that could go towards funding the services and infrastructure British Columbians need.” —Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/government-must-take-bolder-action-speculation-tax-bcgeu

B.C. budget delivers critical investments in public services

 “A focus on inclusive child care for children with disabilities is very welcome news.” — Val Avery, HSABC President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/bc-budget-delivers-critical-investments-public-services

Caring professionals should be exempt from mobility pricing – BCGEU

Many of the “caring professionals” who work in social services or health care are already facing significant issues when it comes to affordability in the region, including precarious working conditions, lower wages, low mileage rates for using  their own vehicles, and long commutes due to the housing crisis.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/caring-professionals-should-be-exempt-mobility-pricing%C2%A0-bcgeu

Thousands join MGEU call to talk pensions

Thousands joined the MGEU’s 2 pension tele-meeting to talk about potential changes to pensions and ask questions. If you missed the call, recordings of both meetings are now available.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/thousands-join-mgeu-call-talk-pensions

OPSEU members in Simcoe County request no-board report

“In other words, we’re being paid a fifth less for no good reason. That’s not only unjust — it will soon be illegal.” — Mary Ellen Kelloway, OPSEU bargaining team chair

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/opseu-members-simcoe-county-request-no-board-report

Vancity workers at Downtown Vancouver branch join BCGEU

Workers at Vancity join 700 other colleagues as members of BCGEU/NUPGE.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/vancity-workers-downtown-vancouver-branch-join-bcgeu

NSGEU school board support staff facing the unknown

“NSGEU/NUPGE members were not consulted then and haven’t been since. I strongly urge all Liberal MLAs to talk to the Minister and their Premier…Tell them to read page 41 of their report.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/nsgeu-school-board-support-staff-facing-unknown

PEI UPSE expresses concern for provincial home care

“Is the trend toward privatizing health care services in the public interest?” — Karen Jackson, PEI UPSE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/pei-upse-expresses-concern-provincial-home-care

B.C. throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ – BCGEU

 “If the government delivers on their commitments, we will have turned the corner on 16 years of neglect for the public services that British Columbians rely on.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/bc-throne-speech-%E2%80%98turns-corner-16-years-neglect%E2%80%99-bcgeu