'I can say with confidence that McGuinty knows the broad strokes of where OPSEU members are at on the big issues.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
'The only place for this dialogue is at the bargaining table or, where that fails, at arbitration.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
'We will vigilantly monitor any moves by the McGuinty Liberals to ensure that this ‘restructuring’ doesn’t involve revenue-generating, publicly-owned corporations being stripped away from the people of Ontario.'
'Are we looking at smaller things? Possibly, but no decision’s been made.'
'Voters will reject this scam and if the premier does not reject it as well, many of his MPPs will pay for it with their seats.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
OPSEU and SEP join forces to alert voters to dangers of selling off any portion of Ontario's cash cow Crown corporations.
'That noise you hear off in the distance is the sound of (Premier) Dalton McGuinty beating the drum for the possible privatization.'
Ontario Liberals are paying big bucks for advice on privatizing Crown corporations from disgraced U.S. giant Goldman Sachs.
'We will be creative in negotiating agreements that preserve public services and defend our members’ rights at the same time.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Liberal government is seeking advice from an American firm with a vested interest in recommending privatization.