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

Warren (Smokey) Thomas

October 3, 2014

Newest OPSEU/NUPGE members employed by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority are responsible for managing the impact of human activities, urban growth and rural activities on the region. 

October 2, 2014

Midland residents deserve access to quality services in their community, and the frontline workers have said loud and clear that they will do what it takes to make sure that happens,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

October 1, 2014

“The Ontario government promised to fix the crisis in developmental services, and now is the time for them to make good on their promise." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

September 30, 2014

"There would have been no need for a work stoppage had their international parent company, Extendicare, directed its subsidiary to bargain seriously from the start." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

September 29, 2014

New management positions at EMS add up to over $1 million per year.

September 25, 2014

"Downloading the cost of education onto students and their families does nothing to improve Ontario’s economy or create a strong well-trained workforce,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

September 24, 2014

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said a strike vote taken by the employees earlier this month likely set the stage for a quick settlement.

September 19, 2014

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas commends the bargaining team and staff for their work at the table and in preparing for arbitration.

September 16, 2014

“Ontario wants to transfer more responsibility to this sector, but the private for-profit operators have shown little interest in providing a stable workforce to keep patients out of hospital,” says Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

September 15, 2014

“This employer needs to understand unequivocally that we’ll take job action if they’re not serious about negotiating a decent and just contract. The fact that many of their workers have gone more than a decade without a wage increase is scandalous.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.