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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 PC leadership hopeful goes in wrong direction for families

“His policy will put more people at risk, it will drive jobs out of our rural communities and unilateral decisions like this do nothing to bring integrity back to government.”  — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/nova-scotias-pc-leadership-hopeful-goes-wrong-direction-families

National Day of Action in solidarity wIth Tim Hortons workers

National Day of Action in sol with Tim Hortons workers
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National Day of Action in solidarity wIth Tim Hortons workers

Despite being a profitable multinational company, Tim Hortons refuses to respect the spirit of the new labour law to improve wages and working condition of low paid workers.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/national-day-action-solidarity-tim-hortons-workers

January 20 marks anniversary of Women's March

As part of a labour movement that stands up for equality and fairness, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging its members to participate in the march in their community to demand gender, racial, social and economic justice.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/january-20-marks-anniversary-womens-march

SGEU disappointed to see pot profits go up in smoke

“Every other province understands that having some kind of public involvement in the pot business is a good thing for government revenues. This is money that can fund education and enforcement programs around cannabis use, in addition to other core public services.” — Bob Stadnichuk, Chair of SGEU’s Retail and Regulatory Bargaining Committee

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/sgeu-disappointed-see-pot-profits-go-smoke

OPSEU demands government bring Carillion services back under public management

“This is a clear sign that privatization doesn’t work. It’s ineffective. It’s overpriced. And as we’re learning today, it’s totally unreliable. This is another example of failed privatization taking more money out of the pockets of Ontarians.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/opseu-demands-government-bring-carillion-services-back-under-public-management

Manitoba government shows changes to public pension may be on the horizon

“Our union remains committed to protecting public pensions and ensuring the government lives up to its promise to protect them as well.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/manitoba-government-shows-changes-public-pension-may-be-horizon

Public could be on the hook as private service operator seeks liquidation

The failure of Carillion is yet another example of how the myth that P3 privatization schemes save the public money by transferring risk to the private sector.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/public-could-be-hook-private-service-operator-seeks-liquidation

Investigating magistrates in France dismiss charges against Dr. Hassan Diab

Magistrates labelled the evidence against Hassan Diab “full of contradictions and imprecision.”

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/investigating-magistrates-france-dismiss-charges-against-dr-hassan-diab

Newcomer Women’s Services a newcomer to OPSEU

“At the start of a new year, we like to count our blessings. This agency, and the caring and dedicated staff who help some very vulnerable members of our community, are a blessing to society, and I know they’re a great addition to our OPSEU/NUPGE family.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/newcomer-women%E2%80%99s-services-newcomer-opseu