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.
Warren (Smokey) Thomas
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.
“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.
"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.
New management positions at EMS add up to over $1 million per year.
"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.
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said a strike vote taken by the employees earlier this month likely set the stage for a quick settlement.
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas commends the bargaining team and staff for their work at the table and in preparing for arbitration.
“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.
“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.