"Instead of just listening to Don Drummond, the Premier should seek input from OPSEU/NUPGE members who contribute so much to the quality of Ontario public services. We are the solution and through engagement we can help.” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
“British Columbia already has the leanest provincial public sector in Canada. But this government continues to slash,” says Darryl Walker, President of the BCGEU/NUPGE.
“We are ready to get to the bargaining table to negotiate collective agreements that reflect the value of the vital services our members provide to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
“What we have in Ontario is privatization of alcohol sales by stealth,” Christianson concluded. “We’re losing out on millions of dollars that could be spent on public services.”
'The facts clearly show that privatization of liquor stores in New Brunswick is just bad public policy.'
'One of many studies that shows the connection between the proliferation of private liquor stores and alcohol-related disease and deaths.'
Premier David Alward has ordered provincial liquor corporation to reduce its budget by 2% in 2011.
Pay equity will eventually be assured for all LCBO employees under the Pay Equity Act of Ontario.
'Sadly ... it can’t go away as long as our world is driven by the quest for profit.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
'We will vigilantly monitor any moves by the McGuinty Liberals to ensure that this ‘restructuring’ doesn’t involve revenue-generating, publicly-owned corporations being stripped away from the people of Ontario.'
'We hope the Ontario government will do the right thing and keep the LCBO in public hands.' - NUPGE's Larry Brown.
'Are we looking at smaller things? Possibly, but no decision’s been made.'
'Voters will reject this scam and if the premier does not reject it as well, many of his MPPs will pay for it with their seats.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
OPSEU and SEP join forces to alert voters to dangers of selling off any portion of Ontario's cash cow Crown corporations.
'Our message on this is clear: selling off any of Ontario’s assets, including the LCBO, is foolish.'