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Richmond Hill P&P protests the lack of progress in contract talks

Protesting the lack of progress in contract talks

12 May 20015, These Probation and Parole Officers have been working without a contract since December 2014.

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Region 3 Educational

Another successful Region 3 Educational weekend!

Another successful Region 3 Educational weekend!

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New Regional Offices in Peterborough

Featured in the above photos are Sarah Labelle EBM , Eduardo Almeida OPSEU Treasurer, Pete Wright Region 3 VP

Photos by Kim King

The Peterborough Regional Office is now at 1840 Lansdowne St in Peterborough.in the Mapleridge Plaza.The new office is a combination of three commercial units merged into a single clean, modern and  spacious facility. The washrooms are fully accessable as are all the  entrances.  The Membership Center has space for 50 members and parking for twice that number.  In additon to the the large meeting room there is a kitchenette, and  smaller boardroom space.

Region 3 VP Pete Wright  commented that  after 20 years, it was time for the Peterborough Regional office  to move out of the old cramped facilities and into a space that better met the needs of the membership    Eduardo Alemeida OPSEU’s 1st VP cut the ribbon to officially open the facilities.  ” The members and staff deserve a workplace place that  they can be proud of. ”

OPSEU’s Peterborough Area Council held there meeting and elections in the new facilities immediately following the Grand Opening .

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Smokey Thomas and Region 3’s Patty Rout acclaimed as OPSEU Leaders


April 24, 2009

TORONTO – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and 1st Vice-President/Treasurer Patty Rout have been acclaimed into their positions for another two-year term at the 34th Annual OPSEU Convention. It is the first time in OPSEU history that both positions have been acclaimed in the same election year.

In his acceptance speech, Thomas said he was honoured and humbled by the support of the members.

“This is a great union, and it is the members who make us great,” Thomas said. “I thank you for your confidence.”

Thomas, 56, works at the Providence Continuing Care hospital in Kingston. He said the fight for good jobs and working people will continue, and he vowed to defy any moves to weaken the public sector contracts. “If any government wants to kick working people when they’re down, they will have a fight on their hands the likes of which they have never seen before.”

Rout, 57, who works at the Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa, said in an emotional speech that it is a great honour to be acclaimed. She acknowledged the support of her family and supporters, and especially thanked Smokey Thomas for his ongoing support and assistance.

“As a union, we come together as one, and that’s where we get our strength,” Rout said. “Our prize is good collective agreements, good pensions and good jobs,” The prize now is to keep our collective agreements and the pensions that low our members to retire in dignity.”

OPSEU represents 130,000 members across Ontario, including members working for the provincial government, colleges for applied arts and technologies, hospital professionals and workers at the LCBO.