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June 17, 2016

“To every part-time support staff worker in every college, I say, ‘It’s taken half a century to make this vote happen. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.’” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

March 24, 2016

“Our newspaper ads go right to the heart of the matter. The highest-paid people in Ontario’s colleges are doing everything they can to stop some of the lowest-paid from getting ahead. That’s a fact.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President


Toronto (24 March 2016) — A new newspaper ad from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) has a simple message for community college presidents this week: Stop interfering with workers’ right to unionize.


September 3, 2015

Part‑timers have really got the short end of the stick. It’s high time they got a fair shake.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

July 14, 2015

“They can’t just opt out of the law. We expect all colleges to take note of this decision and make the necessary changes." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

February 9, 2015

Four awards of $1,500 given each year to children of NUPGE members.

October 27, 2014

“It is a mystery to me how turning good jobs into lower paid part-time jobs is supposed to improve the delivery of quality education,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.

November 1, 2010

Four awards of $1,500 given each year to children of NUPGE members

September 2, 2014

"I want to congratulate college faculty on negotiating a tentative contract that helps to protect and enshrine quality education for students." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President. 

June 2, 2014

“Whoever wins the upcoming Ontario election, we will hold them to account with regards to committing to quality post-secondary education,” said Thomas.