TORONTO, April 8 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union
(OPSEU) has re-elected Warren (Smokey) Thomas for a third term as OPSEU
President at its 100th anniversary convention.
"It is always about our front-line membership and the vital work they
do," said Thomas, commencing his third term as OPSEU President. "We
will continue to work for the kind of Ontario that workers want, a good
jobs economy where public sector programs are not sacrificed to satisfy
corporate greed." Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida is OPSEU's new 1st
Vice-President/ Treasurer. First elected to the OPSEU Executive Board
in 2005, Almeida is a corrections officer in Hamilton and has been an
activist since 1995. He replaces Patty Rout who served four years in
this role alongside Thomas.
Almeida addressed Convention saying "I am honoured to have your
confidence and support. We will build a strong future working together
with Smokey and with all of you for this great union." OPSEU represents
more than 130,000 employees of the Ontario government, Ontario's
community colleges, and broader public sector employers such as
hospitals, the LCBO, ambulance services, school boards, municipalities,
social service agencies and private corporations.
For further information:
Emily Visser, Communications Officer, 416-557-7936