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OPSEU: Secrecy at Homes First putting all at risk

TORONTO – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says management at Homes First, which operates homeless shelters in Toronto, is putting clients, workers and the public at risk of COVID-19 by withholding crucial information about infections. “It’s time for Homes First Executive Director Patricia Mueller to start putting people first,” said Thomas. “We all know from……

OPSEU: Shelter Those That Are The Most Vulnerable

TORONTO – As a Toronto homeless shelter reports that a worker has tested positive for COVID-19, OPSEU is urging that the Chief Medical Officer provide the same protections to community social service workers that he’s granting health care workers. “This virus doesn’t care about job titles,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “If your work……

We the North

Toronto – Frontline shelter workers at the Homes First Society have ratified a three-year collective agreement. In voting on June 6, members of Local 540 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union voted 100 per cent in favour of the deal. The new contract includes the creation of a new jointly-funded pension plan, a commitment……