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

Warren (Smokey) Thomas

May 20, 2015

“That management wants to eliminate seniority-based promotional hiring is a non-starter for our members." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

May 20, 2015

“Under the Wynne Liberals, Ontario has the lowest program spending per capita of any province in Canada. They are starving public services in this province.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

May 19, 2015

"The numbers make it clear that Premier Wynne and the citizens she serves are not on the same page when it comes to critical public policy issues." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

May 7, 2015

Ontario's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is charged with operating an unsafe workplace for an incident in 2014 that left two nurses severely hurt.

Toronto (7 May 2015) — As Ontario's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) faces charges for operating an unsafe workplace, OPSEU/NUPGE President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the world-renowned institution must redouble its efforts to guarantee a safe work environment for patients and staff alike.

May 5, 2015

“This is one of those terrible policies that just hits the wrong note with people. The more they know about it, the less they like it.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 16, 2015

“There are people who have been evicted from their apartments because the government rent cheque didn’t come through. I don’t think the Minister understands the magnitude of this. If she does understand, her hard-heartedness is off the scale.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 14, 2015

“This is an agency that has had trouble retaining skilled nursing staff yet has been unwilling to budge on the working conditions and compensation issues that are leading to that exodus.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 9, 2015

“If Kathleen Wynne thinks this is going to be a cakewalk down the aisle of privatized beer and wine she ought to think again.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 7, 2015

“The report says that capacity and training ‘are areas requiring attention.' Well, duh! The front-line staff have been saying that since November, and it would not have cost the government $300,000 to listen to them.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 2, 2015

New direct-funding Passport program for people with developmental disabilities is a clear privatization of services.