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The website sudbury.com is reporting that a group calling itself “Canadian Frontline Nurses” is expected to participate in an anti-vaccine passport rally in Sudbury this Sunday – and health care unions are united in opposition to the rally, including OPSEU/SEFPO. In a news release, the union’s President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas, said, “Front-line health care workers,...

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas joined CityNews Ottawa radio host Rob Snow for a discussion on vaccine mandates and what they mean for public sector employees represented by the union. President Thomas called it a reasonable solution to a very serious health crisis and, “one more measure to keep people safe and beat this pandemic.”...

OPSEU Corrections Division

OPSEU/SEFPO has told the London Free Press that it supports a new jail to replace the aging, overcrowded Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) – or at least large-scale retrofits and updates. The union represents more than 300 correctional officers at EMDC. OPSEU/SEFPO is also calling for a return to one inmate in a cell to improve...

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