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OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas in the Queen's Park media gallery.

To emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever, OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is urging the Minister of Finance to invest billions more in public services in the 2021/22 budget. “Decades of cuts have left Ontario defenceless against COVID-19. Those cuts have already cost 5,000 lives,” Thomas told Peter Bethlenfalvy during a virtual presentation on……

Building on Budget 2020 - OPSEU/SEFPO Submission on Bill 229, Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 (Budget Measures)

After decades of budgets that portrayed public services and public service workers as a problem to be solved through deep cuts, privatization, and austerity, OPSEU/SEFPO is deeply relieved that the budget contained within Bill 229 finally treats us with some of the respect we deserve. It is a welcome change and the union commends the……

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on the Ford government to make major investments into public services in this week’s budget to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and address decades of neglect of successive governments. “In a word, it has to be about a collective investment in the heart and soul of……

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