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November 16, 2018 to December 14, 2018
OPSEU members at the LCBO are holding information pickets to give shoppers the chance to tell government to keep the LCBO public.
July 21, 2018
Love trees? Want to make sure our forests are protected and resilient for years to come?
May 31, 2018
Questions or concerns about the provincial election on June 7?  Curious to hear more about OPSEU's election platform, Vote Better?
May 31, 2018
Questions or concerns about the provincial election on June 7?  Curious to hear more about OPSEU's election platform, Vote Better?
May 30, 2018
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March 18, 2019
On the same day as the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care celebrates with its annual Shine the Light Gala, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) officials and Waypoint employees were o
March 8, 2019
Toronto – By loading the board of his new health care super-agency with bankers, corporate bosses, and not a single front-line worker, Doug Ford is sending a clear signal that more health care priv
March 7, 2019
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas led dozens of leaders and activists from the union's Executive Board and Hospital Professionals Division to Queen's Park on March 5 to deliver a clear but urg
March 4, 2019
Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling out two Ford government cabinet ministers for breaking specific promises they made on the campaign trail not to privatize any more public
February 20, 2019
Toronto – Workers represented by Ontario’s largest public and private sector unions have joined forces to deliver a message to the provincial government: if priorities don’t shift in the provincial
February 13, 2019
Toronto– OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is warning Ontarians not to be taken in by the Ford government’s announcement on Wednesday that the deficit has been reduced.
February 13, 2019
Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the Ford government’s plans to privatize and outsource Ontario’s employment and training programs will leave even more Ontarians stuck in a dow
February 7, 2019
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas wrote to Premier Doug Ford following Ford's visit to the Grey Gables long-term care home on Feb. 2.  Here is the text of that letter:
January 25, 2019
Owen Sound – Hailing it as a “huge victory” for quality public services, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is congratulating his members and their community allies for successfully fighting ba
January 4, 2019
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas sent the following letter on Jan.
January 4, 2019
The recent spike in thefts at various LCBO locations has Warren 'Smokey' Thomas — president of OPSEU — calling for the government to meet and implement further security measures at store loca
January 4, 2019
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas appeared on CP24’s Live at Noon on January 3 to discuss

Information and Resources

December 6, 2018
Here are a number of photos taken during recent information pickets by LBED members across the province. They are in no particular order. Enjoy! Local 379, Peterborough
November 20, 2018
OPSEU members at the LCBO are holding information pickets to give shoppers the chance to tell government to keep the LCBO public.
November 12, 2015
*and a disaster in the making for Ontario’s social servicesA policy paper of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union
July 17, 2015
To: All Highest-Ranking members in the Liquor Board Employees Division