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Click here for a printable PDF Message from OPSEU/SEFPO’s President and First Vice-President/Treasurer As if the past year hasn’t been difficult enough for BPS Corrections. You’ve been risking your health and safety and your lives on the front lines of this pandemic. And not just your own lives. COVID-19 doesn’t disappear at the doors of……


Situation: Case count as of May 10, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 10 mai 2021 Area / Région Area / Région Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Canada* 1 286 666 + 6 698 24 626 + 58 Ontario**……


Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO is taking further concrete action to tackle systemic racism as part of President Warren (Smokey) Thomas’s commitment to equity and diversity within Ontario’s largest public sector union. “As a social justice union, equity must be at the heart of everything we do,” said Thomas. “Many organizations in the public and private sectors……

RPN: Nurses week may 10-16 2021

National Nurses Week, May 10-16, is an opportunity to show our gratitude and our support to some of our most vital front-line professionals. During this pandemic Ontario’s nurses have gone above and beyond to provide care. They have been a lighthouse in the midst of the storm. OPSEU/SEFPO is proud to represent Registered Practical Nurses……


Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says it’s encouraging to see other employers starting to follow the union’s lead and provide more paid sick days to staff during the pandemic.  Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has issued a memo informing staff the hospital is providing them seven additional paid COVID-19 sick days, on top of……

LCBO: Essentially Yours over an illustration of dozens of people behind an LCBO store

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO has reached a tentative agreement with the LCBO in which no concessions have been made. “My congratulations to both parties for working together to find common ground,” said OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.   “Our bargaining team did a fantastic job representing our members’ interests.” The tentative agreement was hammered out early Sunday……


The CBC published two recent profiles on systemic flaws within OPSEU/SEFPO that have racist impact on Black members.  As one who never shies away from difficult conversations, I welcome the CBC reports. The revelations shine light on some of the reasons OPSEU/SEFPO is actively engaged in efforts to dismantle anti-Black and other forms of racism……

Group of five children arm-in-arm smiling into the camera.

One hundred front line child treatment workers at the Niagara Children’s Centre have overwhelmingly voted to join OPSEU/SEPO. “All public services are important, but especially those focused on helping children,” said OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “I’m so proud that these front-line child treatment workers have chosen to join us. “Together, we’ll ensure they can……


Wednesday, May 12, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Thursday, May 13, 2021
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 15, 2021
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 29, 2021
All day

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