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Why are we looking at an LCBO strike?

The management of the LCBO went into the current contract negotiations with demands that would make a bad situation intolerably worse. Demands they already knew that LCBO workers couldn’t accept.

They want to increase the number of part-timers, even though more than 84% of the retail staff is already part-time. They want to continue making people take 2-hour shifts even though it can take them almost as long to get to work. They want to keep cutting up 8-hour shifts among two or three people to limit the hours anyone can get. They want to continue making it almost impossible to ever get a full-time job. They want to make more use of low-paid temp agency help. And they want make it easier to get rid of employees altogether and give contracts to multinationals.

It’s not right or fair for LCBO workers and it’s not the example a government-run Crown corporation should be setting for Ontario.

George Soleas
LCBO President & CEO

Has a six-figure salary and a full-time job, but makes over 84% of his LCBO retail employees work part-time.

There’s something wrong at the LCBO.

Over 84% of the people who work at your LCBO store have no choice but part-time. Shifts can be as short as two hours.  Some of them work every day for weeks in a row just to get enough hours to scrape by. And even if they’ve worked for the LCBO for 10 or 15 years, they’re no closer to getting a full-time position.

That’s not right. A successful Crown corporation like the LCBO should be setting an example for Ontario. And if Mr. Soleas can’t do it, let’s get someone who can.

Kathleen Wynne
Premier of Ontario

She talks about good jobs, but she’s okay with two-hour shifts at the LCBO.

Our Premier has been making a big deal about creating good jobs, but she has nothing to say about the terrible way the LCBO – a company she controls – treats its employees.

Over 84% of the people who work at your local LCBO store are forced into part-time positions – half of them get fewer than 20 hours of work a week. Some work every day for weeks in a row just to scrape by. And even if they’ve worked for the LCBO for 10 or 15 years, they’re no closer to getting a full-time position.

That’s not right. A successful Crown corporation like the LCBO should be setting an example for Ontario. And Premier Wynne has to tell them to do it.

Patrick Ford
LCBO Senior Vice-President, HR

His full-time job? Keeping LCBO workers part-time – for 20 years or more.

Many part-time LCBO workers have done a great job for 10, 15, even 20 years or more, and they’re no closer to getting a full-time position. It’s part of the LCBO’s plan to eliminate almost all decent, full-time jobs while unnecessarily splitting eight-hour shifts between two or three people. The result is a retail staff that is now over 84% part-time with many of them struggling to scrape by.

That’s not right. A successful Crown corporation like the LCBO should be setting an example for Ontario. And if Mr. Ford doesn’t know that, he’s in the wrong job.

Charles Sousa
Minister of Finance

Wants LCBO workers to pay for his mistakes.

Our Minister of Finance told the LCBO to jack up its profits by 10% this year and it looks like he didn’t care how they did it. He’s okay with the fact that the LCBO has gone after its employees to come up with the money. It means more part-time jobs and almost no full-time opportunities. More people getting less than 20 hours of work each week. More two-hour shifts that make it hard just to scrape by.

That’s not right. A successful Crown corporation like the LCBO should be setting an example for Ontario. And Finance Minister Sousa should make that happen.

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