liquor

June 7, 2017

“Our members see their Premier on the evening news promising improvements for workers. But when they show up for work in the morning, they find their government-owned employer continuing to exploit them." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 18, 2017

“The people of Ontario paid to build the LCBO, paid to run the LCBO, and they get to benefit from the profits of the LCBO to put back into public services.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

February 15, 2017

“The LCBO has discriminated against workers in its largest female-dominated job classification for decades, and now that is coming to an end. It is a huge step forward for these precarious workers and their families.” — Denise Davis, Chair, OPSEU's Liquor Board Employees Division

September 27, 2016

“This stealthy change to the government’s privatization plan means that even more small towns stand to lose good, local jobs, hurting families and communities." — Donna Christianson, Chair of SGEU’s Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) 

March 7, 2016

"If we were to privatize this important public asset, hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for public services like health care, education, and programs for families would be lost." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

March 4, 2016

“Our members who work at BC Liquor Stores across the province take social responsibility very seriously — they understand the importance of keeping alcohol out of the hands of minors, and are trained to check photo identification and not over serve." — BCGEU President Stephanie Smith

November 27, 2015

"It is very telling that this bill was brought forward by the Minister of Business, not the Minister Responsible for the Liquor Control Act.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President

July 3, 2015

"Alcohol is not just another consumer product. It is a controlled substance, and for good reason." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

June 12, 2015

MGEU members at LGA have "reached the limit of what they’re willing to accept and knew they had only one choice moving forward: give their bargaining committee a strong strike mandate." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President