OPSEU reaches “historic” tentative agreement in talks with LCBO
Publication DateWednesday, June 24, 2009 (All day)
TORONTO – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union has reached an historic tentative collective agreement in contract talks with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.
“We set a goal in this round of bargaining that we would not settle for any deal unless it protected the livelihoods of our permanent staff and made measurable gains for the majority of our members who are struggling to make ends meet as casuals,” said Klumper. “We achieved both of those goals.
“The bargaining team is unanimous in recommending acceptance of this historic contract.”
Details of the settlement will be made available to OPSEU members at the LCBO in a bargaining bulletin later today. The union is working on plans for a ratification vote, to be held as soon as possible.
“I want to congratulate our bargaining team and every member of the Liquor Board Employees Division who worked so hard to achieve this contract,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “We had a well-crafted strategy that showed the employer, the public, and our own members that during a recession, the best thing we can do for our families and our communities is to protect and create good jobs.”