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Liquor Store Workers

August 14, 2018

“The idea that municipalities can opt out is a bad joke. Those cities and towns that opt out will be wide open to gang activity - it makes no sense.” — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

July 30, 2018

"Private sales of recreational cannabis would be a bonanza for organized crime. They could legitimately get licences to distribute cannabis – and get very wealthy doing it." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

June 25, 2018

The message to the employer — and on the ballot — was that the offer is only accepted on the condition that the MGEU/NUPGE continue to fight Bill 28, The Public Services Sustainability Act.

February 7, 2018

“If we can’t trust grocers to sell bread, why should we trust them to act responsibly when it comes to the sale of a controlled substance like alcohol?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

January 22, 2018

“The collapse this week of the privatization giant Carillion is just one more painful reminder that privatization can’t be trusted, and we can’t trust people like Clark who continue to push privatization." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

December 8, 2017

"The government said public health was their number one priority, and on behalf of our 30,000 members, I applaud them for keeping that commitment." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

November 9, 2017

“Like with liquor sales, the public sale of marijuana would ensure a greater level of social responsibility while also ensuring revenue generated from the sales would go back into other public services such as health and education.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

September 8, 2017

“In a Nanos Research poll we commissioned in the summer of 2016, Ontarians picked the LCBO as their number one choice to sell cannabis." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

August 1, 2017

“Why would we start from scratch like this when Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries already has the infrastructure, expertise and proven dedication to social responsibility as well as a track record of managing the sale of a controlled substance safely and responsibly?” — MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky

July 20, 2017

"These workers weren’t about to accept that. Instead, this bargaining team took on the challenge of not just limiting the growth of casual positions, but actually pushing back and demanding an increase in the number of good, full-time jobs." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President