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Jul 12, 2019, 15:40 ET OPSEU President demands LCBO chair's dismissal over widespread shortages

TORONTO, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding the dismissal of LCBO board chair Carmine Nigro over the widespread alcohol shortages at LCBO outlets across the...


Jul 12, 2019, 06:30 ET OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas's statement on distribution problems at the LCBO

TORONTO, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is making the following statement on the distribution problems at the LCBO: Thanks to yet another privatization boondoggle,...


Jul 11, 2019, 10:41 ET OPSEU to join injured worker groups for a "teach-in" at Doug Downey's Barrie office

TORONTO, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Injured workers in Ontario already face an uphill battle to get the compensation they need to offset lost wages while they recover. Now that the Ford government has...


Jul 03, 2019, 17:36 ET OPSEU joins Trenton rally over 'state of the province'

TRENTON, ON, July 3, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU Local 455 members will be rallying with members from CUPE and the community to say "cuts aren't accomplishments." Ontario Treasury Board President Peter...


Jun 25, 2019, 17:07 ET OPSEU President: No surprise the ombudsman was crushed by complaints on cannabis, autism, jails

TORONTO, June 25, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says he's not the least bit surprised that complaints to the province's ombudsman have jumped by 30 per cent since the Ford...


Jun 24, 2019, 16:33 ET OPSEU leader demands new Labour Minister to please stand up

TORONTO, June 24, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that the new Labour Minister, Lambton—Kent—Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton, denounce statements he's made in support...


Jun 24, 2019, 15:40 ET OPSEU members rally in support of at-risk kids and children's aid

OTTAWA, June 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Defending vulnerable kids and the public services they rely on was the order of the day during a lunchtime rally led by OPSEU Local 454 members and workers with the...


Jun 24, 2019, 07:15 ET /R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - OPSEU rally in support of vulnerable kids and the Ottawa Children's Aid Society/

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU members from the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa will be rallying in support of the children and families they serve as the Ford government makes devastating cuts ...


Jun 22, 2019, 14:46 ET OPSEU President Thomas sends letter to Speaker Ted Arnott

TORONTO, June 22, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas sent the following letter to Hon. Ted Arnott, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in response to legislative staff...


Jun 21, 2019, 18:15 ET OPSEU President: It's time for Dean French to do the right thing and resign

TORONTO, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on Doug Ford's chief of staff to do the honourable thing and resign after yet another scandalous revelation about his...


Jun 21, 2019, 14:48 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - OPSEU rally in support of vulnerable kids and the Ottawa Children's Aid Society

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU members from the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa will be rallying in support of the children and families they serve as the Ford government makes devastating cuts ...


Jun 20, 2019, 12:50 ET "A bad day for women": OPSEU President cries foul as Ford demotes female Cabinet ministers

TORONTO, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says it's clear that Doug Ford hasn't learned a thing during his first unpopular year as premier, making the terrible rookie...


Jun 20, 2019, 06:00 ET OPSEU stands down from Ford Fest protest, continues to fight Ford agenda

TORONTO, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says OPSEU will not be picketing at Ford Fest this weekend, despite ongoing concerns about Doug Ford's destructive agenda. "We're ...


Jun 19, 2019, 17:00 ET Statement by OPSEU President Thomas on health agency cuts

TORONTO, June 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Hundreds of employees at Ontario's LHINs and other health care agencies were notified today that they're losing their jobs. That's hundreds of lives and families...


Jun 17, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory: Frontline workers at Community Living Cambridge to march for fair wages, accountability/

CAMBRIDGE, ON, June 15, 2019 /CNW/ - On Developmental Services Appreciation Day, the frontline workers at Community Living Cambridge and their allies will be marching through the neighbourhood...


Jun 15, 2019, 09:46 ET Media Advisory: Frontline workers at Community Living Cambridge to march for fair wages, accountability

CAMBRIDGE, ON, June 15, 2019 /CNW/ - On Developmental Services Appreciation Day, the frontline workers at Community Living Cambridge and their allies will be marching through the neighbourhood...


Jun 14, 2019, 15:07 ET Arbitrator rules in OPSEU'S favour against Waypoint

PENETANGUISHENE, ON, June 14, 2019 /CNW/ - An arbitrator has ruled in favour of OPSEU on the union's allegation of an unfair labour practice against Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. In his...


Jun 13, 2019, 12:15 ET OPSEU leaders scoff at MPP Ross Romano's 'amateur-hour' attempts to stifle protest

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, June 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The leaders of one of the largest public sector unions in the province are expressing amused disbelief at the attempts by Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano...


Jun 13, 2019, 11:20 ET OPSEU demands full reversal of 'devastating' cuts to legal clinics

TORONTO, June 13, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that the Ford government immediately reverse its cuts to Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) in the wake of the news that those...


Jun 10, 2019, 06:30 ET OPSEU to Ford - come out of hiding and meet with front line workers

TORONTO, June 10, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is again calling on Premier Doug Ford to meet with him and discuss the serious problems that front line public service workers...


Jun 07, 2019, 16:17 ET Statement from OPSEU President and First Vice-President/Treasurer: OPSEU marks Ford's first year of fumbles

TORONTO, June 7, 2019 /CNW/ - As we mark the one year anniversary of Ford's election as premier, it's a good time to reflect on a year full of Ford fumbles; to think about where we've been and what...


Jun 06, 2019, 17:56 ET OPSEU President: Ford breaking OPSEU contract with scheme to expand 'agency stores'

TORONTO, June 6, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Doug Ford is in for yet another expensive court battle he's bound to lose if he tries to break LCBO workers' collective...


Jun 05, 2019, 17:24 ET Statement from OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas on the introduction of a public sector pay bill

TORONTO, June 5, 2019 /CNW/ - The bill introduced today capping wage settlements shows that Premier Doug Ford has no respect for the rule of law or the right to fair collective bargaining. This bill...


May 31, 2019, 07:07 ET /R E P E A T -- Frontline Legal Aid workers hosting 'pop-up legal clinics' in front of Toronto Conservative MPP offices/

TORONTO, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - To draw attention to the devastating impact of nearly $300 million in budget cuts to legal aid, frontline legal clinic workers, members of OPSEU Local 5118 and community ...


May 31, 2019, 06:00 ET OPSEU's call for RCMP investigation into alcohol lobbying draws lawsuit threat from big corporation

TORONTO, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ - A large corporation called Alcanna, which could reap significant profits from the Ford government's expensive and dangerous scheme to expand privatized alcohol sales, is ...