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OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas wrote a letter to the leaders of Canada’s unions on Friday to propose some solutions to resolve the ongoing dispute between the Canadian Labour Congress and Unifor. Here is the text of the letter. February 2, 2018 Dear Labour Leaders, It has been said that we live in interesting times....

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas with CTV headline: OPSEU seeks to repair rift between Unifor and Canadian Labour Congress.

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 their dispute over the rights of workers to choose which union should represent them. The Globe and Mail, CTV News, and The National Observer are all...

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Toronto – Ontario Public Service Employees Union President Warren (Smokey) Thomas expressed his deep concern today over Unifor’s recent decision to leave the Canadian Labour Congress and offered to work with the two sides to help them resolve their differences. The dispute centres on Unifor’s contentious disagreement with a section of the CLC’s constitution that...