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OPSEU/SEFPO has told the London Free Press that it supports a new jail to replace the aging, overcrowded Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) – or at least large-scale retrofits and updates. The union represents more than 300 correctional officers at EMDC. OPSEU/SEFPO is also calling for a return to one inmate in a cell to improve...

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas with a Toronto Sun logo.

The following Op Ed by OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was published in the Toronto Sun on Friday, June 25, 2021. Thomas: Ontarians want hospitals fixed and funded, not privatized Public, not private healthcare is the solution to the crisis created by COVID-19 Turn a public crisis into an opportunity to privatize. It’s a familiar...


The Toronto Star/North York ‘The Mirror’ is reporting on OPSEU/SEFPO’s reaction to Sunnybrook Hospital’s decision to increase paid sick days for hospital staff to a total of 10, improving upon the three paid sick days provided by the government. “This is very encouraging to see and I hope more employers step up like this,” OPSEU/SEFPO...

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