October 20, 2017 WINKLER SPEAKER SERIES IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
“ THE STATE OF LABOUR RELATIONS TODAY”
Delivered by: Mr. Warren (Smokey) Thomas
President, Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Friday, October 20, 2017
138 Union Street, Robert Sutherland Hall
Warren (Smokey) Thomas was elected president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union on April 20, 2007, after serving three terms (six years) as 1st Vice-President/Treasurer.
A registered practical nurse, Thomas has been an OPSEU activist for over 30 years, first beginning his leadership career as president of Local 431 at the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital in Kingston, Ontario. Here he represented more than 1,000 members before being elected to OPSEU’s Executive Board in 1993.