OPSEU launches campaign to organize part-time college support workers

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU, will officially launch the campaign to unionize part‑time support staff employed by the province’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: George Brown College, Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto

Thomas said he was eager to kick off the organizing drive, which aims to bring thousands of part‑time workers under the umbrella of OPSEU. “This is one of those moments when I feel particularly proud to be part of an organization that gives a strong, united voice to workers who have no say in their workplaces. It’s time for these hardworking women and men to be heard.”

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Privatization: the fight is on

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 – 10:45am

Dear friends:

The recent OPSEU Convention was a great one. More than 1,600 delegates, alternates, and observers from OPSEU locals came together in Toronto to help set our union’s course for the year ahead.

Seldom have I seen our local leaders so united around a single issue, or so determined to do something about it.

That issue is privatization. Read more . . .

OPSEU Convention 2013

Local 349 is participating at OPSEU 2013 convention April 25 to 27. On April 25 convention attendees supported LCBO workers by marching down to their head office in downtown Toronto.