Aim of job action to pressure government for a decent contract settlement.
Liquor Store Workers
“The numbers are staggering,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “From 2003 to 2007 alone, the LCBO permitted close to $1 billion in retail alcohol sales to be sold through private agency stores."
Negotiations and mediation fail to reach collective agreement for B.C. government workers.
The BCGEU/NUPGE has proposed using deputy sheriffs in traffic safety and the expansion of public liquor store services. These two proposals would create savings and additional revenues of approximately $300 million annually.
PEIUPSE/NUPGE campaign highlights the move away from "compassion and cooperation in favour of a society leaning toward privatization and the elimination of people and services that all Islanders depend on.”
"They are closing a profitable and socially responsible Liquor Control Commission (LCC) outlet that will result in reduced services for Islanders and more jobs lost unnecessarily.” - PEIUPSE President Shelley Ward.
Liquor board members plan privatization fightback campaign.
"If the government doesn’t move on its proposals, we’ll be forced to consider job action.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
"The MGEU will make sure that what they’ve said this past Tuesday will continue to hold true over the next few years.” - Lois Wales, MGEU President.
“After a billion dollars in tax cuts over the last several years, we think it’s time to look at the revenue side of the ledger. “ - Lois Wales, MGEU President.