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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 & Recover from COVID-19

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...

It's my nature to care

Long-term care in Ontario is broken. People are dying. Residents of this province deserve and expect that the care they receive in their golden years will allow them to live with dignity and respect. We are seeing the opposite. Many of the reoccurring issues facing both long-term care employees and the sector have been exacerbated...

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