2009 Collective Bargaining Index
LBED Ratification Vote
July 17, 2009 After numerous requests from our
members and a confirmation of ballots, we are pleased to announce the
specific results of the LBED ratification vote.
LBED members voted 81 per cent in favour of accepting the
Once again, the bargaining team thanks all of the members
for their support during this round of negotiations.
Members ratify new collective agreement
July 15, 2009 Team thanks the members
for their support LBED Bargaining Bulletin, Issue 16 OPSEU members in
the Liquor Board Employees Division Have ratified their new collective agreement
after a two-day vote held July 13-14.
LBED Members ratify new collective agreement
July 14, 2009 News Release
Ontario’s liquor board employees have ratified their new collective agreement
with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. The bargaining team, representing over
6,000 members, reached the settlement on June 24.
Ratification vote set for July 13-14
Team asks for an enthusiastic YES!
June 30, 2009 LBED Bargaining
Bulletin, Issue 15
July 2, 2009 Between July 6 and 10 LBED information meetings on the
tentative agreement will be held in communities across the province.
This new tentative agreement is a winner for all of us
June 25, 2009 LBED Bargaining Bulletin, Issue 14
More full-time jobs. Higher pay. More and better benefits. Job security
protected. No takeaways. This is what your new tentative collective
June 25, 2009
Read the Memorandum of Agreement
signed June 24
OPSEU reaches "historic" tentative agreement in talks with LCBO
June 24, 2009 News
Release The Ontario Public Service Employees Union has reached an
historic tentative collective agreement in contract talks with the Liquor
Control Board of Ontario. more...
Notice to all members of the Liquor Board
Employees Division of OPSEU
June 23, 2009 11:20 p.m. Please be advised
that the LBED bargaining team and the employer have agreed to extend the
The deadline is extended until either a deal is reached
or one or both parties walk away from the table.
There is no fixed time for the
The parties have agreed that the collective agreement will remain in
place as long as the deadline is extended. Members should report to work until
June 23, 2009 News
Release Strike deadline extended in LCBO contract talks
flyer PDF for download
June 23, 2009 Download the "Our
Community Needs Good Jobs" info flyer PDF. This 8.5" x 11" flyer
(suitable for printing) explains the kind of Ontario we want: one that
protects and creates good jobs.
Click here for the
Will Dalton McGuinty spend $5 million a day to prevent good jobs?
June 19, 2009 Bargaining Bulletin
June 19, 2009 Members of the
Liquor Board Employees Division spent the week opening their Strike
Headquarters, signing up for strike pay, and prepping picket signs as we
head towards the June 24 strike deadline
Hear the LBED radio ads
June 15, 2009 Radio ads feature
the voices of real members of the Liquor Board Employees Division -- and
Dalton McGuinty! more...
Good Jobs campaign gains traction
15, 2009 Our communities need good jobs, and more and more
people know it! View
June 12, 2009 Bargaining Bulletin
Issue 12 Be ready to strike if need be, team says; LBED radio ads hit
the airwaves this Sunday; Telling our stories: DOs and DON'Ts for writing
letters; LBED member Vicki Baier (photo) featured in upcoming film with Mary
Strike prep in full swing as bargaining resumes June 8
June 5, 2009 Bargaining Bulletin Issue 11 The Liquor Board
Employees Division (LBED) of OPSEU is gearing up for action as the union heads
back to the bargaining table Monday.
June 1-2 strike training a big success
June 4, 2009 OPSEU members in the Liquor Board Employees Division were in Toronto for strike training June 1-2. Members learned about strike duties, took part in picket drills, and picked up pointers on talking to the media. One group of trainees focused solely on strike finances, including how to administer strike pay and benefits.
photos and more..
Union team sets strike deadline of June 24
May 29, 2009 Bargaining Bulletin Issue 10 Your union
bargaining team has set June 24 as the strike deadline in contract talks with
May 29, 2009 News Release Union sets June 24 strike deadline
in LCBO contract talks. more...
May 29, 2009 Clear communication for successful bargaining: A guide
to talking to the public for OPSEU members at the LCBO
93 per said YES
May 23, 2009 Bargaining Bulletin Issue 9 High strike vote
sends team back to the table with solid backing
May 23 2009 News Release LCBO workers back strike action if
necessary as battle for good jobs ramps up.
May 23 2009 Clear communication for successful bargaining: A guide
to talking to the public for OPSEU members at the LCBO
Support your bargaining team: VOTE YES
May 15, 2009 Bargaining
Bulletin, Issue 8.The bargaining team for the Liquor Board Employees
Division is calling on all OPSEU members at the LCBO to get out and
May 20-22 strike vote locations are now online
May 13, 2009 Voting times and locations for
the May 20-22 strike vote by members of the Liquor Board Employees
Division are now available online more...
Union team asks members for strike vote
May 8, 2009 Bargaining
Bulletin, Issue 7. “To get what we need in bargaining, we need members to
step forward and show their support”
issues of Bargaining Bulletins
May 8, 2009
News Release OPSEU calls for strike vote in LCBO bargaining
LCBO workers lead fight for good jobs
April 9, 2009 Thousands of OPSEU members at the LCBO showed their support for their bargaining team - and their communities - by wearing "Our community needs good jobs" stickers to work April 8.
View Photo Gallery...
Union files for conciliation to encourage employer to bargain
April 3, 2009 2009 Bargaining
Bulletin, Issue 4. "Filing for conciliation means we’re at the table to bargain
and we’re serious,"
Members on board for bargaining
March 25, 2009 2009 Bargaining
Bulletin, Issue 3. March 23 action shows big support for team
Supporting the Team
March 24, 2009 From small town to big city, warehouse to retail, all across Ontario LCBO employees went to work on March 23 2009 wearing stickers to show support for their bargaining team.
March 19, 2009 LBED members turning
out in record numbers to bargaining updates all across the province.
LCBO tables takeaways
March 17, 2009 2009 Bargaining Bulletin, Issue
2. Making the LCBO a better place to work just isn’t a priority for the
February 11, 2009 With the start of bargaining fast
approaching, the next round of member mobilization will begin shortly.
Liquor Board employee mobilizers will soon begin fanning out across the
province to schedule and organize membership meetings that will keep you
up-to-date on our bargaining plans and what you can do to help achieve a
good contract. Look for mobilizers coming to your work locations soon with
details of the meetings.
The union filed Notice to Bargain with the employer on Jan.
January 29, 2009 OPSEU senior negotiator Rob Field
reports that important progress is being made in preparation for contract talks
with the employer. Since LBED delegates met Nov. 22 to approve the union’s
package of final demands, several key developments have taken place. On Jan. 8
the union gave the employer formal Notice to Bargain. A meeting has been
scheduled for Feb. 11 between both sides to take care of logistics associated
LBED’s bargaining team met Jan. 12-15 to review your demands and
other business associated with the bargaining process. The team next meets Feb.
Delegates put stamp of approval on final bargaining demands
The Echo, Issue 24, November 27, 2008 A process that
began almost one year ago with focus groups asking LBED members what issues
they wanted addressed in their new contract ended on Saturday Nov. 22 when a
roomful of delegates gave their overwhelming approval to a package of final
demands that negotiators will take to the bargaining table with the LCBO.
Mobilizers prep for Dec. 10 action around next contract
The Echo, Issue 22, November 12, 2008 We're
getting ready to bargain
LBED negotiating team ready to roar! Elections cap successful pre-bargaining
The Echo, Issue 19, May 30, 2008 more...
LBED elects bargaining team at smash-hit pre-bargaining conference
May 26, 2008 “We’re all in the same boat” is the message
OPSEU members at the Liquor Board Employees Division will be taking back to
their locals this summer.
2008 demand-setting survey materials
February 20, 2008 Supporting documents for the 2008 Local