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May 1, 2018
Come out and let your voice be heard!
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.
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.
February 14, 2018
The evidence is clear: public plowing is better.
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.

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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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
November 2, 2018
Toronto – Delivery delays. Poor customer service. Billing problems. And a complete lack of transparency and accountability.

Information and Resources

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
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.
November 14, 2014
Put Government Contractors on the Sunshine List!
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.