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May 29, 2018
Questions or concerns about the provincial election on June 7?  Curious to hear more about OPSEU's election platform, Vote Better?
May 29, 2018
Questions or concerns about the provincial election on June 7?  Curious to hear more about OPSEU's election platform, Vote Better?
May 24, 2018
Come out and let your voice be heard!
May 22, 2018
Come out and let your voice be heard!
May 8, 2018
Ontario is wealthier and more prosperous than it has ever been. But our wealth and prosperity isn't being shared fairly.

5 ways the privatization of Hydro One hurts you

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April 1, 2019
TORONTO – Drug dealers and Ford Nation insiders are the only ones reaping the rewards as the premier’s privatized cannabis scheme fails again to deliver on its overblown promises, says OPSEU Presid
March 26, 2019
OPSEU has joined with Ontario's other democratic unions in a bid to stop the provincial government's cuts and privatizations by putting pressure on backbench Conservative MPPs, according to
March 25, 2019
The he-said-she-said coverage of the SNC-Lavalin scandal is compelling political theatre.
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

Information and Resources

July 17, 2015
To: All Highest-Ranking members in the Liquor Board Employees Division
June 10, 2015
Message from Warren (Smokey) Thomas to Denyse Mouck, President, Prince Edward-Hastings Provincial Liberal Association June 9, 2015
June 3, 2015
LCBO employees from Ottawa and area held an information picket on Saturday, May 30 to protest the provincial government's plan to allow as many as 450 grocery stores to sell beer and wine.
January 30, 2015
Any public service will not be privatized or contracted out without public consultation and clear evidence that privatization will lead to improved services.