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OPSEU

November 8, 2018

“It’s part of their strategy: say the sky is falling to justify a hidden agenda of deep public sector cuts and privatization. Well Minister, we aren’t going to sit by and wait for the fallout. We’re ready to fight.” —Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

November 2, 2018

“Our members haven’t been given an exemption from inflation, the cost of living hasn't stood still for them." — Warren Thomas, OPSEU President

October 26, 2018

"Premier Ford has chosen to launch a partisan attack by introducing his Making Ontario Open for Business Act. Dismantling the previous government’s legislation means 'open for business' is really just code for shutting down workers’ rights and attacking unions." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

October 24, 2018

"Ford talks about bringing quality jobs back to Ontario to help families get ahead, but the actions he takes to attack the workers of Ontario, and eliminate quality jobs, speak louder than words." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

October 22, 2018

"These workers are about to start reaping the benefits of joining OPSEU/NUPGE. They had no wage grid, no pay in lieu and no group RRSP. All of that has just changed." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

October 12, 2018

"Communities need a real choice. A responsible choice. A choice like the LCBO." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

October 11, 2018

“The need for an investigation is clear. Members of the public — along with investors who don’t enjoy insider connections to the premier of the day — deserve to know that the market is truly free, fair and efficient.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

October 2, 2018

“Right now, many people are stuck with jobs that are part-time, short-term, and low-paying. It’s a recipe for hunger.” —  Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President 

September 26, 2018

“It looks like Ford is setting the stage to go on a rampage that will make Mike Harris look like a choir boy.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

September 21, 2018

“If the new government thought Orono was going to take this lying down, they’re in for a rude awakening.” — Tracy Vyfschaft, LCBO employee and OPSEU Executive Board Member