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OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

The following Op-Ed by OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was published in the Kemptville Advance. ‘A gain, not a loss’: Kemptville correctional facility part of rebuilding Ontario, says OPSEU president The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the cracks in our system, and now it’s time to focus on the fixes — on economic recovery and creating quality...

Bargaining for Better

Greetings faculty: We have reviewed the College Employer Council team’s latest offers, including their proposal for Final Offer Selection arbitration, received through various email channels this week. It is important to note that the faculty team offered Voluntary Binding Interest Arbitration – not Final Offer Selection, which we made clear in our presentation to the...

Situation: Case count as of November 26, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 26 novembre 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Ontario* 615 197 + 927 9 991 + 6**...

The evening of November 28 marks the beginning of Hanukkah, an 8-day festival of lights to commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Hanukkah, also commonly known as Chanukah, is celebrated in honour of Jews defeating their oppressors in 165BCE after their religion had been banned and their Holy Temple desecrated. When the...

Message from President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida: There’s more to a contract than money Click here to download the PDF When it comes to bargaining a new contract, many people – especially in the media – are fixated on wages. But wages are only one piece of the workplace puzzle....

On November 25, OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas presented to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly regarding the proposed Bill 37, Providing More Care, Protecting Seniors, and Building More Beds Act, 2021. The following submission outlines OPSEU/SEFPO’s proposed recommendations to strengthen the Bill, which is set to overhaul Ontario’s long-term care sector. Click here...

Situation: Case count as of November 25, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 25 novembre 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Ontario* 614 270 + 748 9 985 + 4**...

November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the beginning of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. This is an important time to reflect on our individual and collective responsibility to end all forms of gender-based violence. Gender-based violence is defined as any form of abuse, assault or...

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