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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.

Privatization fails Ontario – again: Auditor General

Lysyk noted that, in the last 5 years, 2 of the province’s 4 psychiatric hospitals have slipped beneath 70 per cent full-time staffing — the minimum recommended to achieve the best results.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13261/privatization-fails-ontario-%E2%80%93-again-auditor-general

NSGEU stands with teachers as Liberals lock children out of schools

“First, the Premier of this province made a mess out of our health care system, and now, he’s moved on to meddle with our public education system and is locking kids out of their own schools.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13260/nsgeu-stands-teachers-liberals-lock-children-out-schools

Remembering and taking action: December 6

 “We have a role to play in holding our institutions — the militaryy, the police, the judiciary — to account when they allow violence to be perpetrated. As unionists, we have the responsibility to support the vulnerable in our midst.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13259/remembering-and-taking-action-december-6

Unions working to eliminate HIV/AIDS in Canada and abroad

“The Liberal government has an excellent opportunity as it negotiates a new Health Accord to put concrete measures in place to support people living with AIDS and HIV. This means more funding, more research, increased support systems, and access to more affordable drugs.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13258/unions-working-eliminate-hivaids-canada-and-abroad

Parliament adopts CPP expansion legislation

“Our goal, and that of the broader labour movement, has been to ensure that our children and our grandchildren have strong and secure retirement security. Getting to this stage is a victory.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13256/parliament-adopts-cpp-expansion-legislation

B.C.'s incentives program first step in addressing report recommendations

“We congratulate the B.C. government for taking this important first step to implement the recommendations of the Plecas report.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13255/bcs-incentives-program-first-step-addressing-report-recommendations

Fair Elections Financing Act makes governments more accountable to citizens

“The government’s Fair Elections Financing Act will give the power of governance back to the people and keep big money interests at bay.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13254/fair-elections-financing-act-makes-governments-more-accountable-citizens

Manitoba government announces plans for self-regulation of paramedics

“This will improve patient care and provide consistency, transparency, and accountability in the delivery of emergency medical care.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13253/manitoba-government-announces-plans-self-regulation-paramedics

Reversal on school closures a big win for communities: OPSEU

“Whether northern Ontarians are fighting school and hospital closings, high electricity rates, or to keep Hydro One in public hands, you can always count on these folks to fight the good fight for the public good.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13252/reversal-school-closures-big-win-communities-opseu

MGEU members at Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home on strike

“Health care aides in Thompson, and throughout the province, make $4 more per hour than these members, but they all have the same level of training. How does that make sense?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Winnipeg (29 Nov. 2016) — About 30 members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union (MGEU/NUPGE) who work at the Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home (PCH)  in Nelson House are now on strike. The strike began after the employer failed to meet the request of the bargaining committee.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13251/mgeu-members-nisichawayasihk-personal-care-home-strike