LCBO workers scheduled to walk out at 12:01 a.m. June 24 in showdown over exploitation of part-time workers.
'There is no union in Canada that is better at running strikes than we are.' - OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
'People can’t survive on part-time, temporary, disposable jobs and neither can communities.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Abuse of casual workers is the key issue. The LCBO makes more than $200,000 a year per worker ($1.6 billion) yet casual workers earn less than $20,800 a year.
'Unfortunately we are bargaining with an employer that does not realize just how much has changed.' - Vanda Klumper.
'When working people do well, business does well.' - LCBO.
Over the past five years LCBO profits have totalled nearly $6 billion in Ontario. The agency operates at a profit margin of 48.9% and it still wants concessions from employees.
'We want to know why these layoffs are necessary and to discuss reasonable alternatives.” - Paula Whitmore, OPSEU Local 535.
Publicly-owned Ontario liquor board made $1.35 billion in profits for the Ontario taxpayers in 2007-08.
Now is the time to fix long-standing problems within the system - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.