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President Thomas to Ministers: Keep our roads safe by paying TEOs fairly

Transportation enforcement officers (TEOs) are front-line peace officers who protect Ontarians by inspecting commercial vehicles, pulling unsafe trucks off the roads, and enforcing provincial and federal laws and regulations. They are significantly underpaid in comparison to many other enforcement positions in the Ontario Public Service. This has created a retention and hiring crisis in the……

Smokey thomas

Thunder Bay’s TBnewswatch.com is reporting on OPSEU’s demand that the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) do more to protect its enforcement officers who pull over drivers for inspections. The call comes on the heels of an incident earlier this month when officers received the all-clear following a stop only to learn later that a……

Bad transport vehicle driver background checks putting lives at risk

Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding more be done to protect Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) enforcement officers as they prepare to approach pulled over drivers. The officers are increasingly losing confidence in the third-party information they get from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) when they request background checks, says……

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