“Now, more than ever, it’s important to have the protection that comes with belonging to Ontario’s strongest advocate for hospital sector workers." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“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.
Major issues are on the bargaining table for HSABC/NUPGE nursing members.
“We look forward to sharing resources and expertise with these new members as we continue to meet the needs of the people we serve.” — Deb Gordon, OPSEU Chair, Child Treatment sector
PEIUPSE/NUPGE members at three workplaces will see improvements to the working conditions as they ratify collective agreements.
Members "want to have a chance to negotiate with their employer, have their issues heard, and vote on an agreement that hasn’t been dictated to them by Premier McNeil." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
“Now, more than ever, workers need a union, especially in health care. For Ontario’s health care professionals, OPSEU is really the only choice." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Federal government to introduce legislation allowing RCMP members to join a union and engage in collective bargaining.
Ottawa (08 Dec. 2015) — RCMP officers are a step closer to exercising their rights to join a union and engage in collective bargaining, granted to them nearly a year ago by the Supreme Court of Canada.
OPSEU/NUPGE has proven track record of protecting public services and the workers who perform them.
"The law is fixed to give unscrupulous employers an opportunity to goad workers into renouncing hard‑fought gains." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President