The Echo

A newsletter for OPSEU members in the Liquor Board Employees Division

Echo: December 2013

March 28, 2014 Issue 49 Read the latest on changes to the pension plan, our challenge before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the latest Message from the Chair .
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December 18, 2013 Issue 48 Holiday greetings from the LBED chair; update on casual benefits; learn more about the grievance procedure and more.
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October 15, 2013 Issue 47 After a successful round of contract talks earlier this year LBED moves forward with a new executive; anti-privatization update; Message from the Chair more
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December 7, 2012 Issue 46 Conservative Leader says he’ll privatize the LCBO, if elected; Message from the Chair; Dec. 10 LBED Day of Action; health and safety and more
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August 22, 2012 Issue 45 The Convenience Store Edition. Corner store group presses government for beer and wine sales; message from the Chair; Conservative party floats idea on LCBO privatization and more
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July 24, 2012 Issue 44 LCBO vows to repatriate some privately-owned agency stores; message from the Chair; know your bargaining rights; member needed for Equity Committee and more Download this issue


June 1, 2012 Issue 43 Message from the Chair; outstanding return on demand survey; sick credit pool, women’s committee and more Download this issue

April 26, 2012 Issue 42 LBED Divex Chooses Public!!! Busy times now…and ahead. Download this issue

March 22, 2012 Issue 41 ‘Replacing agency stores with real LCBO stores would generate millions’: LBED presents to the Commission on Quality Public Services and Tax Fairness.
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December 21, 2011 Issue 40 A big congratulations goes out to the winners of the Fall LBED Anti-Privatization Contest.  Download this issue

October 3, 2011 Issue 39 Special Anti-Privatization Issue. Read the latest on LBED’s anti-privatization effort 
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August 2012 Issue 38 LBED members elect a new Divex; A word from our Chair.
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March 18, 2011 Issue 37 Message from LBED Chair; apply today for membership on the Bylaw committee; information on medical disclosure and more
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December 22, 2010 Issue 36 Season’s Greetings from LBED Chair; Health & Safety tips for the holidays; Change to the EAP; Pride in public service   Read on-line or Download this issue

November 25, 2010 Issue 35 Message from the Chair; a look back at Labour Day; pay equity, and an update on our Collective Agreement   Read on-line or Download this issue

September 2, 2010 Issue 34 Liquor board employees invite family and friends to join them at the head of OPSEU’s contingent at this year’s Labour Day Parade. Free T-shirts and participants get into the CNE for free! Read on-line or Download this issue

July 16, 2010 Issue 33 A cautious victory; Cross-Canada support for LCBO workers!; Bargaining Unit Work; Collective Agreement Update; June 15, 2010:  A new day, a new law and new protections! Read on-line or Download this issue

May 12, 2010 Issue 32 Update on privatization; NUPGE liquor components to meet in Toronto; casual benefits; health and safety and more Read on-line or Download this issue

February 26, 2010 Issue 31 Queen’s Park Lobby Day; casual benefits; bullying; Bylaw changes and much more Read on-line or Download this issue

December 23, 2009:  Issue 30 A historic and successful two years; Introducing your new Divisional Executive. Read on-line or Download this issue

October 28, 2009:  Issue 29 Negotiating team and mobilizers review 2009 bargaining round.  Achievements gained and challenges ahead marked the outcome of a special one-day meetingRead on-line or Download this issue

February 11  2009:  Issue 28 Memo to Management: Hands off Albert Salmon!" Read on-line or Download this issue

January 29,  2009:  Issue 27 Liquor board employees ask Queen’s Park to direct LCBO to replace private Agency kiosk with a real store Read on-line or Download this issue

December 11,  2008:  Issue 26  People get it
The part-time economy is not working for Ontarians Read on-line or Download this issue

Issue 25 December 5,  2008:  Support growing for casual workers – no matter where they work Read on-line or Download this issue

Issue 24  November 24, 2008: Delegates put stamp of approval on final bargaining demands Read on-line or  Download this issue

Issue 23 November 20,  2008:  Local 499 slams privatization as warehouse work shipped to non-union facility  Download this issue

Issue 22  November 12, 2008  Mobilizers prep for Dec. 10 action around next contract  Download this issue (pdf)

Issue 21  June 27 2008:  Tour de farce! LCBO management slams door on union request for Durham warehouse tour Download this issue (pdf)

Issue 20 Agency stores committee begins planning for 2008 campaign  Download this issue

Issue 19 LBED negotiating team ready to roar! Elections cap successful pre-bargaining conference Download this issue

Issue 18 LBED pre-bargaining conference May 24-25, Delegates set to study the issues and elect bargaining team Download this issue 

Issue 17 Hands off our work!   Download this issue

Issue 16 Court case reinforces health and safety requireme

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Issue 15 Know your rights, avoid NOID nonsense!

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Issue 14 Divisional meeting elects new LBED leadership team, BPS conference puts focus on provincial election

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Issue 13 LBED locals ramp up agency stores campaign, Privatization by the back door, Threatening members’ jobs,  Agency Stores: How YOU can help 
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Issue 12 OPSEU "road show" delivers draft bylaws and negotiating procedures, A fond farewell to John Coones... and a warm welcome to Jo Ann Fisher, McGuinty and pals awarded a "Withering Trillium"
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Issue 11 Keep it public! Wear those buttons
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Issue 10 LCBO must pay its share for casual benefits, committee says
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Issue 9 Agency stores campaign aims to halt 'privatization through the back door
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Issue 8 LCBO, not Beer Store, must run new deposit/return system: Casselman
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Issue 7 Union slams agency store plan Liberals want 20 more private outlets 
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Issue 6 Do you get paid too much? Deloitte report cause for concern
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Issue 5: New OPSEU locals approved for Liquor Board employees, Local elections are on a short time-table, Anyone can be a steward, Strong locals: the OPSEU model, and John Coones is on leave 
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Issue 4: Have your say on new OPSEU locals 
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Issue 3: 'Local assembly' Jan. 23-24 will review plan for new locals 
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Issue 2: Got a problem? Contact your steward first, Officers and directors get new roles, Plan for locals almost ready, Privatization Fight Back Fund gets a boost, Denied Dental Claims, Casual Benefits Committee, your contract is on its way, and Get on the list! 
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Issue 1:  Committee hard at work drafting plans for new locals, Building a culture of communication, Need help? Call OPSEU Direct, Get on the list! 
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