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13:24 ET Thomas elected to record seventh term as OPSEU President

TORONTO, May 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Warren (Smokey) Thomas has been re-elected as President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) for a record seventh consecutive two-year term. He was...


May 23, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - OPSEU gears up for largest-ever Convention/

TORONTO, May 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) kicks off its largest-ever Convention on Thursday, May 23. With OPSEU's 155,000 membership strong and growing, more...


May 22, 2019, 15:15 ET OPSEU President praises front line forest fire and support staff for helping fight Alberta fires

TORONTO, May 22, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the roughly 85 Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) firefighters and support staff who will help battle...


May 22, 2019, 13:20 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - OPSEU gears up for largest-ever Convention

TORONTO, May 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) kicks off its largest-ever Convention on Thursday, May 23. With OPSEU's 155,000 membership strong and growing, more...


May 21, 2019, 08:00 ET OPSEU calls on Premier Ford to kick Niagara MPP out of his caucus

TORONTO, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff's beliefs concerning women's rights are unacceptable and Ontario's youngest ever MPP is not...


May 21, 2019, 06:30 ET OPSEU President to Premier: 'Show some common sense'

TORONTO, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Ontarians should be concerned about a media report that the Ford government is proceeding with privatizing alcohol...


May 17, 2019, 06:30 ET Time for Conservative caucus to put a leash on the Fordicator: OPSEU's Thomas

TORONTO, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The release of yet another public opinion poll that shows Ontarians feel Premier Doug Ford is going in the wrong direction should be taken seriously by his caucus, OPSEU ...


May 08, 2019, 16:31 ET OPSEU to rally and picket new LCBO chair's cash-for-access Ford government fundraiser

TORONTO, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU will be rallying and picketing at a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli's Nipissing Riding Association on Wednesday. The information...


May 06, 2019, 06:30 ET Ontarians continue to dislike living in Ford Nation: OPSEU poll says

TORONTO, May 6, 2019 /CNW/ - A new poll done for OPSEU has found almost 60 per cent of respondents dislike living in Ontario with Doug Ford as Premier and even Conservative supporters remain less...


May 04, 2019, 06:30 ET 'Conservative cannabis cockup' shows Ford Nation is utterly incompetent: OPSEU's Thomas

TORONTO, May 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ford government's plan to have private stores sell cannabis has suffered another setback, prompting OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas to again call for a...


May 03, 2019, 06:00 ET Outsourcing of college counselling services a betrayal: Thomas

OTTAWA, May 3, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the Ford falsehoods continue to pile up with word that counselling services at an Ontario college are being outsourced....


Apr 30, 2019, 06:00 ET As autism layoffs reach 50 and continue to climb, OPSEU says Ford's promises are worthless

TORONTO, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says word of layoffs concerning public autism programs is proof that Premier Doug Ford has deceived Ontarians. "During the...


Apr 27, 2019, 08:31 ET New jail for Thunder Bay 'a good small step - but only a start': OPSEU

THUNDER BAY, ON, April 27, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU is relieved the Ontario government is proceeding with building a desperately needed new correctional facility in Thunder Bay, but disappointed the...


Apr 26, 2019, 16:28 ET OPSEU President: How much are citizens paying for high-priced lawyers running "sham consultations"?

TORONTO, April 26, 2019 /CNW/ - During the second of Doug Ford's "sham consultation sessions" with OPSEU on public sector wages, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas opened with a simple question:...


Apr 25, 2019, 06:30 ET Government consultation sessions with frontline workers a sham: OPSEU

TORONTO, April 25, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Premier Doug Ford has insulted frontline workers by setting up a series of sham consultation sessions in which his...


Apr 22, 2019, 17:09 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Northwestern Ontario OPSEU members hit the road in the "Families Know Best Voyage" in support of autism and special services

THUNDER BAY, ON, April 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Northwestern Ontario OPSEU members are about to make their first stop on the "Families Know Best Voyage" to support crucial autism and other special services...


Apr 17, 2019, 16:47 ET OPSEU members launch "Families Know Best Voyage" in support of autism and special services in northwestern Ontario

THUNDER BAY, ON, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU members in northwestern Ontario are launching their "Families Know Best Voyage" in support of critical autism and other special services that families in ...


Apr 17, 2019, 16:05 ET OPSEU members launch "Families Know Best Voyage" in support of autism and special services in northwestern Ontario

THUNDER BAY, ON, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU members in northwestern Ontario are hitting the road to fight for more autism and special services. They will be visiting all of Progressive Conservative ...


Apr 15, 2019, 14:03 ET OPSEU's President concerned about reports the Ford government is moving away from accountability

TORONTO, April 15, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Ontarians should be deeply troubled over word that Premier Doug Ford is moving to make it more difficult to take legal...


Apr 11, 2019, 18:57 ET OPSEU President: Ford betrays Ontario with deep service cuts and generous corporate handouts

TORONTO, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the Ford government's rookie budget is a "betrayal" that will leave most Ontarians worse off while rewarding a small group...


Apr 09, 2019, 11:52 ET An Open Letter to Ontarians: we can afford to do better and we must demand it

TORONTO, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The following Open Letter to Ontarians from OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was published today in newspaper outlets across the province. An Open Letter to...


Apr 05, 2019, 14:43 ET Thomas calls on the public to "stand together to win" against Ford's government by chaos and fear

TORONTO, April 5, 2019 /CNW/ - In the face of Doug Ford's government by cuts, chaos, and crisis, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on the people of Ontario to stand together to defend ...


Apr 05, 2019, 06:30 ET /R E P E A T -- OPSEU ready for war after Ford launches attack on public sector workers' wages/

TORONTO, April 4, 2019 /CNW/ - After the Ford government announced its plans to go after public sector workers' wages, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the union is ready to go to war for...


Apr 04, 2019, 18:11 ET OPSEU ready for war after Ford launches attack on public sector workers' wages

TORONTO, April 4, 2019 /CNW/ - After the Ford government announced its plans to go after public sector workers' wages, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the union is ready to go to war for...


Apr 01, 2019, 07:00 ET OPSEU: With his "half-baked" privatized cannabis scheme, Ford is playing us for a bunch of April fools

TORONTO, April 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Drug dealers and Ford Nation insiders are the only ones reaping the rewards as the premier's privatized cannabis scheme fails again to deliver on its overblown...