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Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO’s leaders say public sector heroes and front-line workers who helped Ontario through the pandemic should be rewarded, not robbed by the Ford government. OPSEU/SEFPO President JP Hornick says the budget is filled with public money giveaways to private sector CEOs while the public sector continues to be starved for funding. In last...

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling the provincial government’s announced closure of the Ontario Fire College a major blow to small and rural communities. “Most communities are already suffering the effects of never-ending COVID-19 lockdowns,” said Thomas. “They don’t need more costs piled on their plate, they need relief now.” The college,...

Layoff notices issued for Ontario hospitality and gaming workers during the COVID-19 crisis are just another example of greed, and highlight how privatization is eroding government social safety nets aimed at protecting people from financial ruin or worse, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “All I can do is shake my head,” said Thomas, pointing...

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