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OPSEU ACOS - When lives are on the line Paramedics make the difference

In a recent interview with CTV Barrie, Cory Schepers, paramedic with Simcoe County paramedics and President of OPSEU/SEFPO Local 303, discussed the widespread frustration that paramedics are feeling over not being prioritized in stage one of Ontario’s vaccine rollout. Ontario’s paramedics are on the frontlines of the fight against the pandemic, treating patients and transporting……

Union calls for firing of manager at The Royal over alleged holiday travel abroad

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is calling for the firing of a manager at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre after it was revealed that she travelled abroad over the holidays, unnecessarily. OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that Joan Garrow be fired and has penned a letter to The Royal’s president and……

OPSEU Corrections Division

OPSEU/SEFPO leaders are applauding government for installing fentanyl-detecting “ion scanners” at 10 jails across the province, according to The Midland Mirror. “Plain and simple, this is an investment that will save lives,” said OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas in The Mirror. “I’m grateful the members of my union kept urging government to provide these scanners,……

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