Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

May 08, 2009 11:20 ET

Notice of News Conference: OPSEU Calls for Strike Vote in LCBO Bargaining

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 8, 2009) - The union bargaining team for 6,000 workers at the LCBO is calling on its members to deliver a strong strike vote May 20-22 to spur contract negotiations with the provincially-owned retailer.

The union will host a news conference to brief reporters on the timing of the vote and the key issues at stake.

Date: Friday, May 8, 2009
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: Wren Room, Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., TORONTO

"The central issue in these negotiations is, 'What kinds of Ontario do we want?'" says Vanda Klumper, chair of the bargaining team for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and an LCBO employee in Stratford. "Do we want to have good jobs with decent pay and benefits so regular people can live decently, or will we accept part-time, insecure, throwaway jobs that don't allow us to bring our kids up properly or offer any hope for the future?"

Klumper will be joined at the news conference by OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.

Contact Information

    Randy Robinson
    (416) 448-7441 (office); (416) 788-9134 (cell)
    Greg Hamara
    (647) 238-9933 (cell)
    Don Ford
    (416) 788-9104 (cell)