OPSEU

15 Dec 2016

“I can’t believe the province is allowing public dollars to be spent on hotels and travel expenses for supervisors from Ottawa to work in Peel. All of that money could go into providing better services for children and families." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

22 Mar 2017

"These workers make a tiny fraction of the $300,000 she [Lise Bourgeois, college president] makes each year — yet she continues to use every trick in the book to try to keep them from having a voice.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

16 Mar 2017

Shelter House of Thunder Bay provided shelter to 928 individuals for a total of 20,352 bed stays in 2016. The SOS program provided 4,923 transports, and gave out 21,696 amenities such as blankets, coats, food, and water to homeless people in need.

13 Mar 2017

"For years, OPSEU/NUPGE has campaigned tirelessly to improve conditions inside care facilities for the benefit of patients, their families and workers alike. We look forward to carrying forward that tradition at Waterford." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

10 Mar 2017

Watch OPSEU/NUPGE's new video, Telling our stories: reimagining the safety net, about social services and social service workers in Ontario. 

03 Mar 2017

"On behalf of our 370,000 members across Canada, we send our condolences to Fred's family and friends, and thank them for sharing Fred with us for so long." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

03 Mar 2017

"We’ll be able to stay engaged with broader faculty issues...at the same time we’ll add the strength of a major union to fight the battles our members face, while allowing us to play a part in the wider struggle for social justice.” —Pelham Matthews, President, Algoma University Faculty Association

23 Feb 2017

“Our work is protecting society’s most vulnerable children. We can’t give each child the attention and care they need if we’re juggling more cases than we can handle.” — Nicole Dennison McLeod, President of OPSEU Local 459 

22 Feb 2017

“They’re hearing – from people like the Auditor General – about the tremendous waste of their tax dollars through outsourcing and public-private partnerships. They’re also discovering no one is immune to this assault on public services." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

17 Feb 2017

"At a time when hospitals are increasingly facing cuts and restructuring across Ontario, hospital professionals are highly aware of the importance of joining a union." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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