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March 14, 2019

Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the Ford government’s move to slash management-level health care jobs must be followed up by putting the money saved into front line services.

March 8, 2019

In the wake of the thousands-strong rally in support of high-quality, needs-based autism services in Ontario, one of the groups involved has written an open letter to OPSEU members and President Warren (Smokey) Thomas expressing thanks for the support and solidarity.

February 20, 2019

Toronto – Workers represented by Ontario’s largest public and private sector unions have joined forces to deliver a message to the provincial government: if priorities don’t shift in the provincial budget, we’re ready to ramp up the fight. 

February 14, 2019

As the human and financial costs of mental illness and addiction continue to rise in Ontario, I am renewing my call for a dedicated Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions.

We’ve heard enough talk from this government about mental health and addictions, but it’s now time for action.

February 1, 2019

Toronto – A leaked health care privatization bill gives a glimpse into a Progressive Conservative Party that is rotting from the inside, according to OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas, who says the leak exposes internal party conflict and proves that Doug Ford’s government is out to lunch on

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Support Mental Health Week May 2-8

OPSEU is encouraging all of its members to mark Mental Health Week on their calendars. This is an important week for all Canadians, not just those suffering mental health issues.  It is also an opportunity to educate ourselves about how our mental health impacts our overall health.  more...