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February 6, 2019

“We have a proven track record, and the fact that frontline workers are flocking to OPSEU/NUPGE in droves speaks volumes.” — 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

May 26, 2017

"A big, warm welcome to everyone in Local 440 and 441.” —  Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

March 22, 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

December 13, 2016

“This isn’t the end of the struggle, but it’s one step closer to getting these workers what they deserve." — Marilou Martin, OPSEU's Chair of college support workers division

July 14, 2016

“The newest members of the OPSEU/NUPGE family can rest assured that we’ll be working as hard for them as they do for the many people in Sudbury who reach out to them for help." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

July 31, 2015

"Our union is unquestionably the leader when it comes to protecting community mental health workers, especially at a time when the sector is facing an unprecedented realignment of services." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

February 24, 2015

Workers across Ontario vote to join OPSEU/NUPGE.

August 12, 2014

“On behalf of these skilled hospital workers, we are able to bargain from a real position of power.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

April 24, 2014

"We are the union for changing times, especially for those providing crucial health care services in this province.”  Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.