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COVID-19 no excuse for letting environmental protection suffer: OPSEU/SEFPO

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling out the provincial government for weakening environmental protection while the public was focused on the COVID-19 health crisis. Thomas’s rebuke comes in the wake of Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s 2020 Annual Report of the Environmental Value-for-Money Audits and the Operation of the Environmental Bill of Rights……

Building on Budget 2020 – OPSEU/SEFPO Submission on Bill 229

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/SEFPO’s President celebrates another Corrections win: paid training for recruits

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is commending the Ford government for taking the union’s advice and instituting paid training for all new Corrections recruits. “For years, we’ve been asking government after government to pay new Correctional Officer recruits for their Correctional Officer basic training,” said Thomas. “We’re very pleased that we now have……

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