Strike Headquarters for LCBO members begin to open across Ontario next week

TORONTO, May 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union will begin to open local strike headquarters across the province for LCBO members as the May 17 strike deadline draws closer.

On Monday, May 13, media events will take place at seven strike headquarters locations in London, Hamilton, Toronto, Peterborough, Ottawa, Sudbury and Thunder Bay. An additional 26 headquarters will open throughout the week.

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said the union continues to work towards a reasonable settlement at the bargaining table, but is also preparing in case the LCBO refuses to move on key issues.

"To reach an agreement, the LCBO must address the inequities of part-time work," said Thomas. "So far, the LCBO is ignoring the glaring wage and scheduling issues for part-time staff. This is unacceptable to us."

If LCBO employees go on strike next Friday, it will be the first strike in the LCBO's 87-year history. Thomas says it all can be easily avoided.

"There is no reason for part-time workers to make less money performing the same work as full-time employees," Thomas said. "There is no reason for part-time workers to go week to week without a schedule, and then only work a few hours. These members have a serious responsibility controlling alcohol sales for a corporation that earns more than $4 billion a year. We can easily reach an agreement that is reasonable for our members and the people of Ontario."

OPSEU Strike Headquarters Locations

Media Events - Monday, May 13

Community Strike Headquarters
Address
Media Event
Time
Spokes-
person
Cell E-mail
London London Regional Office,
Room #1, 100 Dearness
Drive, Unit 27
12 noon Dave Holmes 519-200-4829 daveholmes@gmail.com
Hamilton Hamilton Region Office,
Membership Room,
55 Frid Street, Suite 1
12 noon Shawn Swayze 905-973-3730 swayze34@gmail.com
Toronto 43 Freeland Street, South
of Lakeshore Blvd. E.
12 noon Craig Hadley 416-305-0066 craigh22@gmail.com
Peterborough Peterborough
Membership Centre,
1840 Lansdowne St.
Unit 10
10 a.m. Richard Woodall 705-644-3331 woodall@bellnet.ca
Ottawa Strike Trailer,
1980 Bank Street
12 noon Devon Ford and Adam Ly 613-762-3013 and
613-864-2134
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Sudbury Sudbury Regional Office,
Member Board Room,
866 Newgate Ave. Newgate Square
12 noon Felicia Fahey 705-919-4105 faheyfelicia@gmail.com
Thunder Bay Lakehead Labour Centre,
Charter Room A, 929 Fort William Road
12 noon Robert Lorkowski 807-708-2724 lciddio@tbaytel.net

Additional Strike Headquarters Locations

Windsor - OPSEU Regional Office
Contact: Guy Jeremschuk, Cell: (519) 903-1769
3005 Marentette Ave., Suite 130
Guelph - OPSEU Regional Office
Contact: Chris Patterson, Cell: (226) 972-1808
400 Speedvale Ave W, Unit A
London - Trailer - Beside London LCBO warehouse
Contact: Dave Holmes (519) 200- 4829
955 Wilton Grove Rd.
Niagara OPSEU Regional Office (Membership side) 
Contact: Jackie Ruddy, Cell: (905) 658-0688
2285 Highway 20 E
Sarnia - CEP Hall, OPSEU Membership Centre
Contact: Dave Holmes (519) 200-4829
Devine St.
Mississauga - OPSEU Regional Office
Contact: Biagina Rizzo, Cell: (647) 261-2634
5757 Coopers Ave.
Owen Sound - OPSEU Regional Office
Contact: Robert Hawken, Cell: (519) 317-6527
1717 2nd Ave. E. Suite 100
Bracebridge - OPSEU Membership Centre
Contact: Richard Woodall, Cell: (705) 644-3331
9 Monck Rd. Unit 2
Midland - OPSEU Membership Centre
Contact: Richard Woodall, Cell: (705) 644-3331
93 Woodland Drive
Toronto - OPSEU Head Office, Tait Room
Contact: Craig Hadley Cell: (416) 305-0066
100 Lesmill Rd.
Barrie - United Association Local 599
Contact: Maria Bauer, Cell: (647) 999-6689
295 Edgehill Drive
Toronto - OPSEU Regional Office
Contact: Craig Hadley Cell: (416) 305-0066
31 Wellesley Street East
Richmond Hill - Teamsters Local 100M
Contact: Maria Bauer, Cell: (647) 999-6689
165 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 21
Toronto - LCBO Headquarters - Trailer in parking lot across from 43 Freeland
Contact: Craig Hadley Cell: (416) 305-0066
43 Freeland
Oshawa - OPSEU Regional Office
Contact: Tracy Vyschaft, Cell: (905) 809-5096
500 King St. W
Sault Ste. Marie - OPSEU Regional Office
Contact: Floyd Freamon, Cell: (705) 943-3641
154 Great Northern Road
Whitby - CUPE Local 218 Office
Contact: Jeremy Trainor, Cell: (905) 999-5142
2080 Wentworth, Whitby
Sudbury - OPSEU Regional Office
Contact: Felicia Fahey, Cell: (705) 919-4105
866 Newgate Ave., Newgate Square
Peterborough - OPSEU Membership Center
Contact: Donna Shea, Cell: (705) 879-7371
1840 Landsdowne St. Unit 10
North Bay - OPSEU Regional Office, Union Hall
Contact: Mellissa Jackson, Cell: (705) 845-8769
579 Fraser Street
Port Hope - OPSEU Membership Centre
Contact: Donna Shea, Cell: (705) 879-7371
74 Queen Street Suite B
Timmins - OPSEU Regional Office, Membership Room
Contact: Kevin Herbert, Cell: (705) 260-0240
414 Algonquin Blvd. E. Unit 1
Cornwall - OPSEU Membership Centre
Contact: Jeff Scobie Cell: (613) 791-3759
17349 Centre Road, Unit C
Dryden - OPSEU Regional Office
Contact: Heidi Compardo, Cell: 807-938-7244
102 Queen Street
Dryden, ON P8N 1A7
Tel: (807) 223-3308 - Fax: (807) 223-4592
Kingston - OPSEU Membership Centre
Contact: Eric Davis, Cell: (613) 929-4497
103-920 Princess Street, Suite 102
Kenora Membership Centre (L. 729)
Contact: Patrick Brett Cell: (807) 465-4717
202-115 Chipman Street
Kanata - Trailer, Kanata Centrum
Contact: Brian Hickman (613) 292-8976
457 Hazeldean Rd. Unit 10
Fort Frances - OPSEU Membership Centre
Contact: Bobbi- Jo Gray/ Cindy Gosselin
255A Scott Street
Ottawa - OPSEU Membership Center
Contact: Adam Ly Cell: (613) 864-2134
2255 St. Laurent Blvd.
Thunder Bay - Lakehead Labour Centre
Contact: Anne Makela, Cell: (807) 626-6444
929 Fort William Road 
Ottawa - Trailer
Contact: Devon Ford (613) 762-3013
1980 Bank St

SOURCE: OPSEU

For further information:

Warren (Smokey) Thomas 613-329-1931


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