'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.
'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.