Warren (Smokey) Thomas | National Union of Public and General Employees

Warren (Smokey) Thomas

April 2, 2020

“You can’t provide emergency housing over a video conference. We need to be there to ensure that they get the safe and supportive housing they need.” — Kareen Marshall, OPSEU Community Agencies Sector Chair

March 10, 2020

“Joining a union is the best way for them to protect their work and the patients they care for.” ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

February 26, 2020

"I encourage meaningful nation-to-nation dialogue...Respect, not force is the key to resolution.” —  Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

February 19, 2020

“The shamelessness here is staggering. A patronage appointee gets caught red-handed in a scheme that potentially violates election spending laws, but he isn’t removed from the trough.” ― Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer

February 12, 2020

“We’re going to make sure that people are held accountable and that real change starts to happen at Canadore.” ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

January 16, 2020

“A legislated raise limited to 1% comes to less than $8 a week, far less than the $60 a day the government is spinning through its propaganda machine doubling as our education minister. The government should abandon this cruel and ham-fisted legislation and get serious about bargaining right now." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

January 14, 2020

“This award is long overdue. These members had to dig into their own pockets to bring their qualifications up to the highest standards but were then told they didn’t deserve increased compensation.” ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

January 6, 2020

“This is a great victory for both these health professionals and the patients they serve." ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

December 17, 2019

"It’s easy to stop trucks that are a simple and clean inspection to meet ministry quantitative targets. But easy inspections don’t take bad trucks and bad operators off the road.” ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

December 4, 2019

"We stand in solidarity with Ontario teachers and education workers today and every day. They deserve to be shown respect at the bargaining table." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President