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With privatization of cannabis, criminal element has scored with Ford

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“Private sales of recreational cannabis would be a bonanza for organized crime. They could legitimately get licences to distribute cannabis – and get very wealthy doing it.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President Toronto (30 July 2018) — The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) is outraged over media reports that Premier Doug Ford will allow cannabis sales in […]

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New report highlights the risks of privatizing Manitoba Government Air Services

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“The study released today reinforces what our members, including pilots, nurses and other frontline staff have been telling us: privatizing this essential service will either increase costs or put Manitobans at risk.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/new-report-highlights-risks-privatizing-manitoba-government-air-services

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BCGEU celebrates 99 years in union movement

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“Our members know that the BCGEU/NUPGE is a practical and principled union that has their backs. When workers have to stand up to an employer and go on strike, we use the economic power of our membership to help them reach a fair settlement.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post […]

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HSAA welcomes continuing spotlight on EMS issues

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“We’re sure the hotline will show what we’ve been saying for some time, that the EMS system needs more resources to cope with increased demand.”— Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/hsaa-welcomes-continuing-spotlight-ems-issues

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OPSEU applauds Tree Seed Plant review

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“We look forward to sharing our members’ expertise and ideas for continuing to run the plant efficiently within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/opseu-applauds-tree-seed-plant-review

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OPSEU opposes government’s termination of Colleges Task Force

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“It’s important to point out that the task force was ordered by Arbitrator William Kaplan in his award after the strike in 2017, making this markedly different than some of the decisions of the previous Liberal government that have been terminated or put on hold.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President Visit NUPGE’s website for more […]

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50 years strong with NSGEU

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“I wouldn’t have a job without the union. They helped get my position sorted out when amalgamation took place. It took a year, but in the end it was all worth it.” — Sheldon Bisson, NSGEU member celebrating 50 years on the job Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/50-years-strong-nsgeu

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OPSEU members are heroes combatting raging forest fires

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“We owe each and every one of them a tremendous debt of gratitude. I could not be more proud of our members on the frontlines as they continue to face down the fires and protect our province.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/opseu-members-are-heroes-combatting-raging-forest-fires

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Judge quashes politically motivated CRA audits

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“The courts have accomplished something the Liberal government promised but didn’t deliver, ending the politically motivated Harper-era audits on progressive charities.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President    Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/judge-quashes-politically-motivated-cra-audits