The LCBO earns billions for Ontario taxpayers and they want it to remain in public hands.
Radio ads highlight savings of up to 35% over private stores and a larger selection of popular products.
Deal includes 8.9% over four years plus benefit, premium and allowance improvements.
Proposal includes wage increases for each of the four years and an increase in benefits available through Flex-Benefit Health Spending Accounts.
BCGEU says the province should say no to liquor lobbyists, take back the $160 million it is now spending to subsidize private liquor operators and expand the province's network of publicly-run retail stores.
'Replacing the provincial liquor board system with a privatized system of retail alcohol sales will increase alcohol-related problems and carry substantial human, social and economic costs.'
'It is the GOLICO bargaining committee’s hope that the employer will come to the table and negotiate a collective agreement rather than force the members into taking action.' - MGEU.
'If GOLICO members vote in favour of a strike mandate, this will give their committee the authority to call for strike action if necessary.' - MGEU.
'This is a significant milestone for which those acting on behalf of the union and the corporation should be congratulated.' - Joan Jessome.
Public liquor stores offer better selection and prices as much as 35% per cent lower than private stores.
Ontario’s liquor board employees, members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE), have ratified their new collective agreement with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).
Straight up or down vote - 'Yes, I approve the tentative settlement' or 'No, I reject the tentative settlement.'
'A major step forward to protect and improve jobs at the LCBO ... your team is unanimously recommending that you vote in favour." - OPSEU.
'From entry level clerk to college professor, OPSEU members repeatedly demonstrate the kind of province-wide solidarity that gets the job done for working people.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
OPSEU reaches 'historic tentative agreement' with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).