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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...

Global News: Peterborough hospital workers protest layoffs

Global News reported on OPSEU/SEFPO Local 345’s protest, held today over premature layoffs at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Epic, an electronic health records system, is in the process of being rolled out at six other hospitals in the region; however, PRHC has been the only hospital to swiftly give layoff notices to 84 hospital staff,...

Kingston Whig-Standard headline: "'Smokey' Thomas has definitely paid his dues'

In a long profile in the Kingston Whig-Standard, OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is lauded by friends and family as a caring and principled leader. “Smokey’s a very caring person. It’s just in him to care,” said Thomas’s sister in the profile. “I can’t tell you the number of people he’s helped, inside and outside...

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