Threatening more cuts and layoffs and creating a chill in labour relations.
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.'
'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).
'Both teams are working diligently and we hope that our work will pay off before long.'
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.