Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is one of the most progressive and powerful unions in Ontario. It represents 165,000 frontline workers who provide a vast array of public services in communities across the province. They work in provincial government ministries, health care, education, social services, corrections, public and Catholic schools, colleges, universities, the LCBO, community agencies, municipalities, and a variety of other sectors

Locations:
Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, London, Windsor, Guelph, Hamilton, Niagara, Owen Sound, Orillia, Oshawa, Peterborough, Brockville, Kingston, Ottawa, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Dryden, Thunder Bay
Contact Information:
Warren (Smokey) Thomas
President
[email protected]
613-329-1931
@OPSEUSmokey

Latest

Jun 03, 2020, 18:20 ET OPSEU calls on federal government to extend pandemic pay to all front-line health workers

TORONTO, June 3, 2020 /CNW/ - Many front-line health workers risking their lives -- and the lives of their families -- are not getting pandemic pay, and OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is...


May 29, 2020, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- OPSEU's Thomas calls on Premier to publicly apologize for long-term care blunder/

TORONTO, May 28, 2020 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on Doug Ford to publicly apologize for wrongfully accusing unionized long-term care inspectors of refusing to inspect...


May 28, 2020, 22:42 ET OPSEU's Thomas calls on Premier to publicly apologize for long-term care blunder

TORONTO, May 28, 2020 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on Doug Ford to publicly apologize for wrongfully accusing unionized long-term care inspectors of refusing to inspect...


May 28, 2020, 17:06 ET Premier tired of taking Bullet? OPSEU helped Premier dodge bullet in long-term care crisis

TORONTO, May 28, 2020 /CNW/ - Statement from OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas on claims from Premier Doug Ford that OPSEU blocked government inspectors from visiting long-term care homes during ...


May 25, 2020, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- OPSEU applauds Ford government for testing asymptomatic OPS workers/

TORONTO, May 24, 2020 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is applauding the Ford government's decision to offer voluntary testing to a large number of front-line workers in the Ontario...


May 24, 2020, 21:52 ET OPSEU applauds Ford government for testing asymptomatic OPS workers

TORONTO, May 24, 2020 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is applauding the Ford government's decision to offer voluntary testing to a large number of front-line workers in the Ontario...


May 20, 2020, 15:31 ET New OMERS CEO must immediately fix "dangerous mismanagement" at its company LifeLabs

TORONTO, May 20, 2020 /CNW/ - Blake Hutcheson will soon take over as the new CEO of OMERS, the pension plan that owns LifeLabs, and OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that he put a...


May 14, 2020, 15:59 ET OPSEU makes urgent recommendations to fix COVID-19-hit long-term care

TORONTO, May 14, 2020 /CNW/ - Building on the work of the Canadian Labour Congress, OPSEU is calling on the Ontario government to run long-term care and home care as an integrated publicly run...


May 13, 2020, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Grand River Conservation Authority senior management irresponsible: OPSEU/

TORONTO, May 12, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public Service Employees' Union (OPSEU) has diagnosed the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) with a severe case of leadership deficiency over its...


May 12, 2020, 21:23 ET Grand River Conservation Authority senior management irresponsible: OPSEU

TORONTO, May 12, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public Service Employees' Union (OPSEU) has diagnosed the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) with a severe case of leadership deficiency over its...


May 07, 2020, 18:10 ET LCBO threatens legal action against OPSEU for standing up for its members

TORONTO, May 7, 2020 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the LCBO is going down a road it will quickly regret, by mindlessly and impetuously threatening legal action against his union....


May 06, 2020, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- OPSEU demands LCBO bosses prioritize recognition for workers over their bonuses/

TORONTO, May 5, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is demanding that LCBO senior management put recognition for their workers ahead of padding their own executive bonuses. The...


May 05, 2020, 23:01 ET OPSEU demands LCBO bosses prioritize recognition for workers over their bonuses

TORONTO, May 5, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is demanding that LCBO senior management put recognition for their workers ahead of padding their own executive bonuses. The...


May 05, 2020, 15:49 ET OPSEU Calls for Federal/Provincial Action Plan to Address Post-Secondary Tuition Support for Students

TORONTO, May 5, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is calling on the federal and provincial governments to work cooperatively towards a national action plan addressing...


May 05, 2020, 15:49 ET OPSEU's Educational Professionals Ratify New Deal

TORONTO, May 5, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW), which includes OPSEU, has voted unanimously to ratify a new collective agreement. OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas...


May 03, 2020, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- OPSEU demands Kinark Child & Family Services redeploy staff to frontlines instead of issuing unnecessary layoffs/

TORONTO, May 2, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is demanding Kinark Child & Family Services management obey the Ontario government's direction to redeploy mental...


May 02, 2020, 20:04 ET OPSEU demands Kinark Child & Family Services redeploy staff to frontlines instead of issuing unnecessary layoffs

TORONTO, May 2, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is demanding Kinark Child & Family Services management obey the Ontario government's direction to redeploy mental...


Apr 29, 2020, 21:01 ET OPSEU and ERFP education members voted on ratification

TORONTO, April 29, 2020 /CNW/ - The more than 6,000 members of OPSEU's Boards of Education Division and affiliate union ERFP have completed voting on whether to ratify a new collective agreement and...


Apr 27, 2020, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- OPSEU to government: Fire Elitist LCBO Senior Management/

TORONTO, April 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Even in the midst of record sales, the LCBO has rebuffed a call from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) to provide pandemic recognition pay to its...


Apr 26, 2020, 18:11 ET OPSEU to government: Fire Elitist LCBO Senior Management

TORONTO, April 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Even in the midst of record sales, the LCBO has rebuffed a call from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) to provide pandemic recognition pay to its...


Apr 25, 2020, 18:22 ET Thomas to LCBO, show some recognition for your frontline workers during this pandemic

TORONTO, April 25, 2020 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on the LCBO to follow the lead of the Ford government and provide its front-line workers with some type of pandemic...


Apr 25, 2020, 17:06 ET OPSEU applauds Ford's pay increase for frontline workers, and won't collect union dues on it

TORONTO, April 25, 2020 /CNW/ - The leaders of OPSEU are applauding Premier Doug Ford and his government for increasing the pay of a large number of frontline public sector workers in recognition of...


Apr 24, 2020, 14:06 ET York University day care centre uses COVID-19 to screen unfair bargaining: OPSEU

TORONTO, April 24, 2020 /CNW/ - OPSEU is demanding York University Cooperative Daycare Centre management stop their deceitful bargaining tactics during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The all-female...


Apr 23, 2020, 17:47 ET Long-term care needs to be brought in-house now

TORONTO, April 23, 2020 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says bringing Ontario's long-term care directly and fully under public sector control and funding is the only way to fix a...


Apr 23, 2020, 14:50 ET OPSEU corrections members win push for surgical masks

TORONTO, April 23, 2020 /CNW/ - In a significant safety win for workers, inmates, and the public, the frontline corrections workers in OPSEU have pushed the government to begin issuing surgical masks ...