Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

February 26, 2009 16:56 ET

OPSEU: Hampton to Tour the Don Jail

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2009) - Ontario NDP Leader Howard Hampton will join OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas on a tour of the Toronto (Don) Jail.

DATE: Friday, February 27, 2009

TIME: 11 a.m.

LOCATION: Toronto Jail
550 Gerrard St. E.

In a letter earlier this month, Thomas invited all three Ontario party leaders to view first-hand the working conditions in one of the province's most overcrowded facilities. Mr. Hampton was the only leader to take the union up on the offer.

Thomas will be available to speak to the media at the conclusion of the tour.

OPSEU represents over 6,000 corrections workers in Ontario, supervising inmates in facilities and in the community. Corrections workers are currently in bargaining for a new contract. The previous collective agreement expired on Dec. 31, 2008.

Contact Information

  • OPSEU Communications
    Don Ford
    (416) 448-7442