BCGEU responds to bogus suggestion by Vancouver Province writer on NDP and beer prices.
Liquor Store Workers
'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.
Publicly-owned Ontario liquor board made $1.35 billion in profits for the Ontario taxpayers in 2007-08.
'We made a commitment before the last election that we would not be privatizing the liquor stores.' - Dan D'Autremont.
Members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) in 14 public sector bargaining units have voted to accept their tentative agreements.
The pressure to privatize liquor sales is relentless. A new round of debate is currently underway in Manitoba. In this article, the case against privatization is outlined by the leader of the province's largest public sector union.
MGEU debunks claim that alcohol is just another commodity like blue jeans.
Union recommends acceptance when ratification votes are held in January.