Ratification vote set for July 13-14
Team asks for an enthusiastic YES!
OPSEU members in the Liquor Board Employees Division will vote July 13-14 on a new contract. The union bargaining team is recommending unanimously that members approve the tentative deal signed June 24.
“This tentative agreement is very, very strong, with gains for every member and no takeaways,” says LBED bargaining team chair Vanda Klumper. “Our team has no hesitation in asking members for an enthusiastic YES vote to approve this contract.”
Info meetings are July 6-10
The union will hold information meetings about the tentative agreement during the week of July 6 – 10. At least one member of the union bargaining team will attend each meeting.
As noted above, the vote itself will take place on July 13-14 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
A simple question
Here is the question that will be on the ballot for LBED members voting in the July 13-14 ratification vote:
Yes, I approve the tentative settlement.
No, I reject the tentative settlement.
A note on casual availability
The tentative agreement signed on June 24 makes mention of “Retail Division Casual Employee Scheduling & Availability Guidelines.”
The LCBO has always had scheduling and availability guidelines for use by managers. Last week, the employer happened to provide them to the union. Please note: These guidelines are NOT part of the tentative agreement. OPSEU members are NOT voting to accept or reject these guidelines as part of the overall settlement.
For information only, the guidelines are posted online at Casualavailability.pdf.
Meet your mobilizers!
OPSEU mobilizers are your co-workers at the LCBO. They’re the direct link between you and your bargaining team. The following people are assigned as mobilizers in the OPSEU locals indicated.
Guy Jeremschuck: Local 162
Dave Holmes: Local 163
Mike Robertson: Local 164
Mike Sullivan: Local 165
Bonnie Jolley: Local 284
Paula Sossi: Local 285
Deb Altoft: Local 286
Shawn Swayze: Local 287
Matt Savelli: Local 287
Frank Gullace: Local 288
Maria Bauer: Locals 375, 3766
Doug Parks: Locals 377, 378
Eileen Allen: Local 379
Terri Taylor: Locals 497, 498
Devon Ford: Locals 499, 4100
Kevin Ramsay: Locals 5107, 5110
Roberto Ianni: Locals 5108, 5111
Craig Hadley: Locals 5109, 5110, 5111
Mellisa Jackson: All Locals in OPSEU Region 6
Anne Makela: All Locals in Region 7
Your bargaining team
The OPSEU bargaining team for the Liquor Board Employees Division consists of seven members:
Vanda Klumper, Chair, OPSEU Local 165 firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Davis, Vice-Chair, Local 378 email@example.com
Dora Robinson, Local 376 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Vyfschaft, Local 377 email@example.com
Lori Davis, Local 499 firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleen MacLeod, Local 5107 email@example.com
Laurie Miller, Local 682 firstname.lastname@example.org
The bargaining team is assisted by OPSEU Senior Negotiator Rob Field, Senior Researcher Joyce Hansen, and other assigned staff.
Find out everything you need to know about LBED bargaining and the tentative collective agreement signed June 24.
1. Attend upcoming bargaining information meetings.
2. Receive this bargaining bulletin (and our regular newsletter, the Echo) directly by e-mail. Just call OPSEUdirect at 1-800-268-7376 or (416) 443-8888 and give the operator your name and e-mail address.
EAP Hotline: 1-800-263-1401
The LCBO Employee Assistance Program is a confidential, hassle-free counseling service for eligible LCBO employees and their immediate families. For assistance, call 1-800-263-1401.
Your 2009 Bargaining Bulletin is authorized for distribution by:
Vanda Klumper, Chair,
Liquor Board Employees Division
Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President, OPSEU
Ontario Public Service Employees Union