TORONTO, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The union representing more than 7,000
unionized LCBO employees says it welcomes the tentative contract it has
negotiated with the Crown-owned retail giant.
"These were very tough negotiations," said Warren (Smokey) Thomas,
president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) which
represents liquor board employees across the province.
"But I'm pleased to announce that, our bargaining team is satisfied with
the tentative contract agreement reached with the LCBO and will now
take it for a vote with the membership. Did we get everything we were
asking for? No. Did the LCBO get everything they were demanding of our
Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until after
liquor board employees have had the opportunity to study its contents
and conduct a ratification vote.
Denise Davis, chair of the union's bargaining team, said she believes
the tentative deal will meet the expectations of her members.
"Our members were demanding in what they expected from a new contract. I
believe we have met many of those expectations and we are recommending
that our members endorse this tentative settlement."
SOURCE: Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)
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