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Children's Aid Societies

The London-Middlesex Children’s Aid Society is flagging concerns that teenagers who are being placed in hotels in the city’s south-end are at risk of being exposed to sex traffickers. According to the CBC, the agency says a lack of resources, including staff shortages, underfunding, and capacity limits due to COVID-19 over the past year has...

Fight for $15 and Fairness logo

Toronto Star columnist Martin Regg Cohn featured OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas in a column this week on the government’s announcement to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Thomas was invited by Unifor President Jerry Dias to attend Premier Doug Ford’s announcement, which was held at one of Unifor’s offices. Cohn noted that...

COVID-19

The website sudbury.com is reporting that a group calling itself “Canadian Frontline Nurses” is expected to participate in an anti-vaccine passport rally in Sudbury this Sunday – and health care unions are united in opposition to the rally, including OPSEU/SEFPO. In a news release, the union’s President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas, said, “Front-line health care workers,...

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