"We’re calling on the premiers to do what Prime Minister Stephen Harper won’t: help the struggling middle class,” says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
Warren (Smokey) Thomas
North Bay (28 Jan. 2015) — For 20 years Ontario has allowed more and more public services to be absorbed by the private sector.
New OPSEU/NUPGE video makes the case for keeping public services public
The loss of public services and public service jobs has a big impact on the local economy. The city of North Bay is no exception.
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) wants to put public services back in public hands.
"The Colleges Ontario report shows a disturbing lack of respect for, and awareness of, what it takes to deliver on their promises." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
“When workers are fearful of the very people they are there to help because they don’t have enough staff and resources, how can they deliver high quality care to their patients?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
“The union believes this new agreement will play an important role in ensuring Canada’s blood supply remains safe, secure and reliable." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Letter to OPSEU's CBS members highlights underlying concerns in bargaining for Canada's blood system.
There have been 400 incidents of violence against workers at CAMH this year. It is time for the CEO, directors, and managers of a hospital be held accountable for workers' safety.
"High staff turnover is bad for workers, bad for the people they support, and ultimately bad for employers because constant recruitment and training are costly.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says these layoffs are both reckless and short-sighted, and the government needs to reassess their funding priorities, especially in the north.
While the closure of a company planning private plasma clinics in Ontario is a victory, more needs to be done to keep them from opening up elsewhere in Canada.