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Building resilience in the face of conflict; it was a pivotal theme throughout this year’s OPSEU/SEFPO Broader Public Sector (BPS) Conference and Divisional meetings. Nearly 500 delegates participated in this year’s conference, which was held virtually from Friday, October 22 to Sunday, October 24. The conference theme of “Challenges, Actions, Resilience,” resonated with OPSEU/SEFPO leaders and...

OPSEU Community Health Care Professionals

To download a printable PDF version of the newsletter, click here. Message from the President and First Vice-President/Treasurer: Meeting the challenges – both ordinary and extraordinary Being a health professional working in the community is never easy, but the heart and the desire to help those in need is what drives professionals to continue doing...

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In a submission to government, OPSEU/SEFPO is urging the province’s leaders to be bold, visionary, and confident as they plan for life after the pandemic. “From the very start of the pandemic, the majority of OPSEU/SEFPO’s 180,000 members have courageously served on the front-lines in communities across the province,” writes OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas....

Situation: Case count as of July 15, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 15 juillet 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Canada* 1 421 831 + 384 26 458 +...

Today is Developmental Services Appreciation Day, which kicks off a whole week dedicated to recognizing and expressing gratitude to the DS workers who are spreading kindness at the heart of our communities. There is so much to appreciate and admire about DS workers, including the more than 12,000 who are members of OPSEU/SEFPO. With compassion...

Join 12,000 other DS workers standing strong together Hello and welcome, If you’ve landed on this page, you’re probably a Development Services worker who loves what you do and the people you support. But maybe you’re frustrated about the way your workplace is managed? Or how you and your co-workers are treated by management? Believe...

Registered Practical Nurses Occupational Division OPSEU SEFPO

Introduction The Ontario Public Service Employees Union/Le Syndicat des employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontario (OPSEU/SEFPO) represents approximately four-thousand Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) who practice in a variety of settings.  From correctional facilities to developmental service agencies, homecare, long-term care, psychiatric care and hospital settings, our members offer their professional services, a helping hand...

National Nurses Week, May 10-16, is an opportunity to show our gratitude and our support to some of our most vital front-line professionals. During this pandemic Ontario’s nurses have gone above and beyond to provide care. They have been a lighthouse in the midst of the storm. OPSEU/SEFPO is proud to represent Registered Practical Nurses...

One hundred front line child treatment workers at the Niagara Children’s Centre have overwhelmingly voted to join OPSEU/SEPO. “All public services are important, but especially those focused on helping children,” said OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “I’m so proud that these front-line child treatment workers have chosen to join us. “Together, we’ll ensure they can...

The following submission outlining OPSEU/SEFPO’s recommendations on Developmental Services reform was sent by OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas to the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, the Honourable Todd Smith. Download the full submission. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union/ Le Syndicat des employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontario (OPSEU/SEFPO) represents 170,000 front-line...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Virtual
OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren 'Smokey' Thomas

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on the Ford government to make major investments into public services in this week’s budget to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and address decades of neglect of successive governments. “In a word, it has to be about a collective investment in the heart and soul of...

On Thursday, Nov. 5, the provincial government will release its 2020 budget. In advance of the budget, OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas has released the following statement with video: I begin by thanking all of the OPSEU/SEFPO members who have worked selflessly on the front lines of this pandemic. You know who you are. And...

Situation: Case count as of 10:00 am October 8, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 10h00 le 8 octobre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial...