Monthly Archives: June 2015

Help welcome Premier McNeil to Cape Breton

Join the rally to tell Stephen McNeil what you think about his government’s cuts to public services and its trampling on human rights. 

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OPSEU says latest eHealth fiasco shows need to bring privatized work in-house

“This work should be done in-house,” Thomas said. “Compared to these private companies, we really can do it better and cheaper in the public sector.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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After many years of promising that our city will become fully Presto-integrated,…

After many years of promising that our city will become fully Presto-integrated, the TTC is finally making a move toward phasing out the tokens.


Tokens give way to Presto starting next year on TTC | Toronto Star
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By mid-2017, the TTC will no longer accept tickets and tokens.

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Banks getting up to $270 million from Hydro One privatization

More and more the evidence points to the fact that selling off Hydro One will be a huge boost to the banks and big corporations.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12332/banks-getting-270-million-hydro-one-privatization

"I don’t know what’s more offensive about this privatization: that your governme…

“I don’t know what’s more offensive about this privatization: that your government has no mandate whatsoever to do it; or that your government has refused to even contemplate sustainable revenue options that would allow the province not only to fund new infrastructure projects but to pay for the public services we need as well.”

OPSEU Pres. Smokey Thomas writes to Jeff Leal, MPP of Peterborough http://ow.ly/ODTX1


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A letter from OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas to Jeff Leal, MPP, Peterborough Reply to Jeff Leal, June 18, 2015.pdf

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If you missed OPSEU Pres. Smokey Thomas this morning on @newstalk1010, read his…

If you missed OPSEU Pres. Smokey Thomas this morning on @newstalk1010, read his challenge to @Kathleen_Wynne here http://ow.ly/ODPB8


OPSEU president challenges Wynne to defend Hydro One sale
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Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government will be on high alert this summer responding to Pan Am gridlock headlines.

Visit OPSEU's Facebook page for more information. Original post found at:  http://www.facebook.com/OPSEU/posts/1056648164364080

From Liberals’ lack of info selling HydroOne, what is it that Wynne doesn’t want…

From Liberals’ lack of info selling HydroOne, what is it that Wynne doesn’t want the public to know? #KeepHydroPublic http://ow.ly/ODMU0


Why so mum on Hydro One, premier?
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Here’s what Ontario Liberal leader and future premier Dalton McGuinty had to say in 2002 about then Progressive Conservative premier Ernie Eves’…

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NAPE reaches tentative agreement with Canadian Blood Services

After a long and difficult round of negotiations, a tentative agreement has been reached with Canadian Blood Services that contains wage increases and improved contract language.

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Staff of Cowessess First Nation and Northern Teacher Education Program join SGEU

The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) celebrated National Aboriginal Day by marking its service to the province’s Aboriginal community with the addition of two major entities in its membership fold.

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Smokey Thomas challenges Kathleen Wynne to a debate on the merits of selling Hyd…

Smokey Thomas challenges Kathleen Wynne to a debate on the merits of selling HydroOne. Catch him live on Newstalk 1010 at 11:05am #onpoli

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