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December 4, 2015

“This just confirms what we have been saying all along. This government is somewhere between incompetent and corrupt, depending on the issue.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

November 23, 2015

"The Auditor General’s research shows that only 61 per cent of the government funding actually goes to face-to-face treatment of patients.  The public needs to know these facts.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Toronto (23 Nov. 2015) — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE), and OPSEU Local 294 are inviting citizens of the Niagara region to a town hall meeting on November 24 in St. Catharines to discuss the plummeting quality of home care in Ontario.

November 20, 2015

“The one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard.” — Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

November 17, 2015

Members of Reconnect join those of five other mental health agencies that have made OPSEU/NUPGE their union of choice this past year." — Ed Arvelin, Chair of OPSEU's Mental Health Division

November 10, 2015

Radius wants staff to accept a wage cut of 1.5 per cent, lose their existing pension plan, and swallow hikes in premiums for existing benefits. 

November 6, 2015

This Community Services Workers Appreciation Day, November 6, NUPGE is encouraging people to talk about the importance of these services and what can be done to reduce the tremendous pressure workers in the sector face.

November 3, 2015

“Once again, health care managers are treating patients as the problem, rather than investigating how the health region can improve access to long term care beds. How is this approach putting patients first?” — Karen Wasylenko, President Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan

October 23, 2015

“It is time for Minister Hoskins to personally intervene and resolve the CarePartners dispute.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

October 22, 2015

“Our members are proud of the work they do and they deserve to be paid fairly." — Kim Madden, OPSEU SAFE-T Radius Bargaining Committee Chair

October 20, 2015

“We are very happy to reach this result after such a long set of negotiations.” Jerry Earle, President, NAPE