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Scarborough Town Hall on Public Services and Privatization
May 1, 2018
Come out and let your voice be heard!
Kenora Town Hall on Public Services
April 4, 2018
Public services are for people, not profits. When politicians sell off our public services, everybody suffers: quality drops, prices rise, businesses close, and people leave.
Ottawa Town Hall on Public Services
March 28, 2018
Public services are for people, not profits. When politicians sell off our public services, everybody suffers: quality drops, prices rise, and businesses close.
Twitter Rally for #PublicPlowing
February 14, 2018
The evidence is clear: public plowing is better.
Thomas at London privatization panel
February 1, 2018
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas will be one of the featured speakers during an anti-privatization event at London's Central Library on Thursday, February 1, at 7 p.m.
5 ways the privatization of Hydro One hurts you
Video of 5 ways the privatization of Hydro One hurts you
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Letter from OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas to Premier Ford and Minister Fedeli re: LCBO thefts
January 4, 2019
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas sent the following letter on Jan.
As extended hours at LCBO continue beyond holidays, union calls for more safety measures
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
President Thomas takes to the radio waves to talk cannabis and alcohol
January 4, 2019
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas appeared on CP24’s Live at Noon on January 3 to discuss
LCBO thefts surge in Toronto, often as staff stand and watch. ‘They’re literally just walking away’
January 4, 2019
The sobering numbers look like this: more than 9,000 thefts at LCBO outlets in Toronto in the past four-and-a-half years (Jan.
OPSEU: Alcohol expansion and privatization is causing a drunk driving 'crisis’
January 3, 2019
Toronto – As police raise the alarm about the steadily increasing number of impaired drivers on our roads, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that Premier Doug Ford abandon his rec
Thomas to Ford: Put brakes on expansion of alcohol sales
December 29, 2018
Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on the Ford government to start 2019 responsibly by freezing plans to further expand sales of alcohol.
OPSEU: Ford’s private cannabis chaos is an early holiday gift to criminals and drug dealers
December 21, 2018
Toronto – As experts raise alarm bells about the accelerating growth of the cannabis criminal market, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is renewing his call for municipalities to opt out of Pr
Ford must come clean about cannabis warehouse
December 13, 2018
Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that Doug Ford come clean about his secret deal to privatize Ontario’s cannabis warehouse, amid startling new revelations that his staf
Coverage of OPSEU LCBO members' Keep it Public events
December 10, 2018
Newspapers and TV and radio stations across the province are covering the "Keep It Public" information pickets being held by OPSEU members working at the LCBO.
After ‘laughable’ attempt to buy support, OPSEU urges municipalities to demand public cannabis sales
November 21, 2018
Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says he hopes Ontario’s municipal leaders won’t be taken in by Doug Ford’s “laughable” attempt to bribe them into supporting his irresponsible schem
OPSEU President: Cannabis warehouse secrecy raises questions about what else Ford is hiding
November 13, 2018
Toronto – As the Ford government continues to hide all the details of the secret deal to privatize the province’s cannabis warehouse, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding to know wha
Terrible service and total secrecy: the growing costs of privatized cannabis sales
November 2, 2018
Toronto – Delivery delays. Poor customer service. Billing problems. And a complete lack of transparency and accountability.
Information and Resources
Pre-budget presentation by OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
January 29, 2015
Remarks by Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President, Ontario Public Service Employees Union, for a presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs re: the 2015-16 Ontario Bu
Complete our Survey
January 12, 2015
As part of OPSEU's efforts to fight the Liberal's cuts to public services I want to hear from you. Please take a minute and complete this brief survey.
What can we learn from Chris Mazza?
November 14, 2014
Put Government Contractors on the Sunshine List!
Designed to Fail - Why the outsourcing of IT services is a bad idea
October 23, 2014
The Wynne government is privatizing key aspects of the government's IT infrastructure despite the fact that government employees provide the same IT services at a lower cost.