Thomas elected sixth president of OPSEU at Convention

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TORONTO: The Ontario Public Service Employees Union today elected Warren “Smokey” Thomas as its sixth president at its 32nd Convention, held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto.

Thomas, 54, replaces Leah Casselman who retires after serving an unprecedented 12 years as OPSEU president.

 "I look forward to working together with all the members and staff  of OPSEU as we move this growing union into the future," he said 

Thomas, a long-time union activist and member of the OPSEU Executive Board, is a registered practical nurse from Kingston.

He defeated union activists Nancy Pridham, 42, a registered practical nurse from Toronto, and David Rapaport, 59, an information technology professional from Toronto.

OPSEU represents about 120,000 employees of the Ontario government, Ontario's community colleges, and more than 500 broader public sector employers such as hospitals, the LCBO, ambulance services, school boards, municipalities, social service agencies and private corporations.

 

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For more information: David Cox (416) 788-9197

Biographical Notes: Warren "Smokey" Thomas

Convention 2007 Index Page

For more information:

David Cox (416) 788-9197
 

Biographical Notes: Warren "Smokey" Thomas

Convention 2007 Index Page


 

 

 

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