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

Warren (Smokey) Thomas

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

September 19, 2019

“Like most front-line public service workers, the last thing our members want to do is go on strike or endure a lockout. What we want is simple: a fair deal that puts students ahead of irresponsible slashing of services." ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

August 8, 2019

“Whether it’s at the bargaining table, in the workplace, or on the doorsteps of the Conservative MPPs trying to slash our services, we’ll always stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our newest members at Legal Aid Ontario.” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer

July 22, 2019

“Until the government reverses course, it’s basically telling the commercial fishing industry: you don’t have a license to fish, you have a license to steal.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

July 17, 2019

The LCBO is a massive organization that provides critical investment in our public services. It should be run by people who know the retail business and who know Ontario’s alcohol system, not by people who only know Ford’s cellphone number.

May 31, 2019

“Selling controlled substances is a dangerous business,” said Thomas. “It’s why the government should focus its efforts and invest in properly-trained security." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

May 23, 2019

“This is public service at its finest. These frontline workers are travelling away from their homes and their families, potentially putting themselves in harm’s way, in order to help others in their time of need." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President