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OPSEU in the News
'Vote for a party that's pro-public services and anti-privatization'
April 5, 2018
During a crowded town hall meeting in Kenora on April 4, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas told people that the We Own It campaign is making privatization an election issue.
OPSEU calls for more prison guards amid growing assaults
March 29, 2018
CBC News is reporting on the Crisis in Corrections, echoing OPSEU's calls
Thomas wonders about 'budget promises'
March 29, 2018
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the Ontario budget released on March 28 was a "missed opportunity" to invest in a better Ontario for all Ontarians.
We Own It town hall draws Ottawa crowd
March 29, 2018
People from Ottawa and surrounding communities crowded into the We Own It town hall on public services on March 28.
‘All tip and no iceberg’: Thomas talks about Doug Ford and cannabis
March 21, 2018
Jay Rosenthal, host of “Quick Hits: The Business of Cannabis,” follows up with Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU, on PC leader Doug Ford’s recent proposal to allow the private sector to se
OPSEU President reacts to Doug Ford's comments on cannabis
March 13, 2018
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas gave an interview to Ottawa radio station CFRA on Tuesday about comments that Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford made about the possibility of privatiz
Community calling for public ServiceOntario
March 2, 2018
A We Own It petition and campaign calling for a public ServiceOntario in Valley East, north of Sudbury, has received attention at Queen's
Thomas helps raise privatization red alert in London
February 2, 2018
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas took part in the London and District Labour Council's panel discussion called "Privatization Red Alert" on February 1.
Unifor, CLC welcome Thomas's help as peacemaker
January 30, 2018
TV stations and newspapers across the country are reporting that Unifor and the Canadian Labour Congress are optimistic about peacemaking efforts by OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas to end th
OPSEU renews call to end privatized snowplowing
January 25, 2018
The CBC is reporting on OPSEU's renewed calls for highway snowplowing to be brought back in-hous
Thomas 'shocked' that privatizer will head LCBO
January 19, 2018
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas tells The Toronto S
OPSEU: bring Carillion contracts back in house
January 17, 2018
The financial collapse of the UK privatization giant Carillion continues to make headlines around the world and is generating a lot of angry discussion on social media.
OPSEU member humbled by nomination, ready to fight
January 12, 2018
OPSEU member Jordan McGrail has been nominated as a candidate in the riding of Chatham-Kent—Leamington in the upcoming provincial election.
College faculty in the news: La Cité faculty take a stand for quality education
November 29, 2017
College instructors who say they can't fit mater
College faculty in the news: return to work
November 20, 2017
Ontario college faculty set for return as province rolls out student aid (London