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President's Messages: 2009 to Current
Greetings for a restful holiday and prosperous New Year
December 13, 2010
For many of us 2010 was a difficult year with considerable economic difficulties and uncertainties.
OPSEU members are setting the agenda
December 7, 2010
Dear friends, On Dec. 3, OPSEU members took part in 24 events across Ontario with one goal: to start a public conversation about corporate tax cuts.
Workers bear burden of provincial ‘restraint’
November 19, 2010
Toronto Star: Published on November 19, 2010
Election question: What kind of Ontario do we want?
November 5, 2010
Recent election results in the United States and here at home have got us all wondering where the world is going these days.
Workplace Violence, Harassment and the OHSA
October 26, 2010
Better Health and Safety is a vital part of OPSEU’s agenda.
Last chance for Liberals to refocus
October 8, 2010
As the Ontario Liberal Party gets ready for its Annual General Meeting Oct. 15-17, one thing is clear: The Liberals are in rough shape.
Vulnerable Retirees Deserve Much Better
October 4, 2010
This week’s Toronto Star exposé about neglect and
Members to McGuinty: We don’t buy your spin
September 17, 2010
Sept. 13, 2010 was a big day for our union. Close to 500 elected leaders from OPSEU locals, sectors, and key committees came together that day in Mississauga.
The wage freeze: a Labour Day response
September 2, 2010
Dear friends, Every year, some bad boss reminds me why Labour Day matters.
LHINs require radical surgery
August 16, 2010
Did Ombudsman André Marin’s scathing report on LHINs last week sound the death knell for this disgraced and unaccountable public health body?
Zeroes won't protect public services
July 26, 2010
Privatization: one battle is won but the war goes on
July 13, 2010
Dear sisters and brothers: It’s official: The McGuinty Liberals have put a stake through the heart of a very bad idea called “Supercorp.”
G-20 and Pride: A stark contrast
June 28, 2010
Dear sisters and brothers: Well, the G-20 is over.
Come with me to the G-20 Summit
June 9, 2010
Dear sisters and brothers: Later this month, leaders of the world’s biggest countries will be in Toronto. They will rush downtown in motorcades. They will meet for two days.
Supercorp will backfire on McGuinty
June 9, 2010
Stephen Harper and the knock on the door
June 1, 2010
Dear sisters and brothers, Imagine this: You are just finishing supper at home with the family when there’s a knock on the door.
Poor No More
May 11, 2010
OPSEU is proud to support Poor No More, a groundbreaking new film about poverty in Canada and what we can do about it.
April 28, 2010
Dear sisters and brothers: It’s clear to me that the timing of this year’s Convention theme couldn’t be better.
Fighting the wage freeze
April 13, 2010
Dear sisters and brothers: The wage freeze the McGuinty government imposed in its 2010 budget must not go unchallenged.
Political theatre at Queen’s Park
March 25, 2010
Dear sisters and brothers: A government budget is usually a political statement dressed up as a financial document. The March 25 Ontario budget was no exception.
Dalton McGuinty’s vampire advisers
March 15, 2010
I went down to Queen’s Park on March 8 to listen to the Speech from the Throne.
March 8th Should be a National Public Holiday
March 8, 2010
Dear sisters and brothers:
Retirement security is for everyone
February 22, 2010
Dear sisters and brothers: Some phone calls you just don’t want to take.
Unions united are getting results
February 5, 2010
Dear sisters and brothers: A few days ago, Premier Dalton McGuinty told a group of Ontario road builders that now is not the time to be cutting back on public spending.
Health care is sustainable, more tax cuts aren’t
January 21, 2010
How sustainable is health care? Opponents of Medicare regularly question the public sector’s ability to pay the bills as health care creeps up as a share of provincial budgets.
Paying down the deficit: here’s how
January 8, 2010
Well, it’s 2010. Happy New Year! As you read this, staff at the Ontario Ministry of Finance are hard at work to put together the 2010-11 provincial budget.
A compassionate society is possible
December 21, 2009
To hear some business people talk, the only way things can ever change for most of us is to get worse.
Ontario labour unites in the crisis
December 10, 2009
Dear sisters and brothers,
Get colleges under control
November 30, 2009
Dear sisters and brothers, Ontario’s colleges are out of control.
Dalton McGuinty’s election test
November 10, 2009
Dear sisters and brothers:
Fighting the coming attack
October 23, 2009
Dear sisters and brothers:
Let’s talk about good taxes
September 25, 2009
Now that our elected MPPs are back at Queen’s Park, it’s pretty clear what the main topic of debate will be for the fall session. It’ll be taxes: how they are spent, and how they are collected.
Labour’s voice has never mattered more
September 4, 2009
Around about Labour Day I usually find myself humming a few good old union songs.
Student Activism, Labour and the Media
August 9, 2009
Finally, an editorial in a leading Ontario newspaper that promotes fairness for organized workers.
The Social Mapping Project
July 14, 2009
I’m pleased to report to you about OPSEU’s Social Mapping Project.
June 24, 2009
The tentative agreement OPSEU has reached with the LCBO is a reminder of what solidarity can produce. It is the stuff that puts our union front and centre in the Canadian labour movement.
Employment Standards, Human Rights and the LCBO
June 2, 2009
Some time ago the Globe and Mail ran a series of articles about the alarming growth of poorly paid, part-time employment. This was done after an Economic Council of Canada report on the erosion o
Let's talk solutions
May 14, 2009
You just have to look at this website to see that governments and employers aren’t responding to people’s concerns. Witness just some of our stories:
Their fight is our fight
April 29, 2009
A thousand OPSEU members march on Queen’s Park, joining thousands more autoworkers and retirees rallying to preserve pensions.
Don’t punish us for following the rules
April 16, 2009
I have spoken a lot recently about problems in our correctional system.
Is the government biased against women?
April 6, 2009
Many people think the McGuinty Liberals are now showing their true face, and it isn’t pretty.
We need an economic summit, now
March 24, 2009
We need an economic summit to unite the three pillars of the Ontario economy - business, labour and government - together as a team to help the ailing economy.
Ontario needs a bold strategy
March 23, 2009
Times are tough, and Ontario needs a bold strategy to provide good, green jobs for its citizens.
Our staff keep us afloat
March 16, 2009
Union business is lots of work these days. Volunteers can’t do it all.
To our activists and Board members: Thanks for a thankless task
March 9, 2009
We have successfully reached new agreements for members in the Ontario Public Service and Corrections, capping a very busy two years.
Don Jail tour an eye-opener
March 3, 2009
I invited Ontario’s political leaders to tour of the Toronto (Don) Jail with me so they could get a first-hand look at the conditions where our members work.
College part-timers: Don’t count them out
February 18, 2009
Some 3,500 college part-time employees from across the province braved some of the worst winter weather to cast ballots on whether they wanted OPSEU to represent them.
After 20 years, it’s déjà vu
February 10, 2009
It’s 1989. In Ontario’s correctional facilities, tensions are boiling over. Jails in the province, especially in the GTA, are facing the worst overcrowding of inmates ever experienced.
Weak regulations won’t make a strong Ontario
February 3, 2009
When former Premier Mike Harris closed public water-testing labs, he told private labs they didn’t have to report ominous test results to municipalities. The Walkerton water disaster resulted.
Premier should look inward at labour relations
January 29, 2009
While McGuinty has “knocked heads” at York University, he is conveniently ignoring a potential powder keg in his own back yard: Correctional workers who are taking a strike vote on the province’s l