“Our goal is to represent all front-line workers in the college community, and we are well on our way.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Toronto (14 Dec. 2015) — In a vote held November 19, full-time employees of the Student Association of George Brown College voted unanimously to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE).
Organizing continues on college campuses
Staff of the association serve 75,000 students at George Brown. They deliver services to students, coordinate programming, and work to build a community on campus that helps ensure students have the best possible college experience.
The new members became interested in OPSEU/NUPGE as a result of the campaign to organize non-union workers across the community college system.
“I want to congratulate our newest members on choosing OPSEU/NUPGE,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “Our goal is to represent all front-line workers in the college community, and we are well on our way.”
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 360,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE