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The Echo 2007 – 2014 Archive: A newsletter for OPSEU members in the Liquor Board Employees Division

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October 7, 2014 Issue 50 Update on our challenge before the human rights tribunal; asbestos in the workplace; Message from the Chairl; LBED at the Labour Day parade
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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
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June 1, 2012 Issue 43 Message from the Chair; outstanding return on demand survey; sick credit pool, women’s committee and more
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April 26, 2012 Issue 42 LBED Divex Chooses Public!!! Busy times now…and ahead.
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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.
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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
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November 25, 2010 Issue 35 Message from the Chair; a look back at Labour Day; pay equity, and an update on our Collective Agreement
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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!
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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!
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May 12, 2010 Issue 32 Update on privatization; NUPGE liquor components to meet in Toronto; casual benefits; health and safety and more
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February 26, 2010 Issue 31 Queen’s Park Lobby Day; casual benefits; bullying; Bylaw changes and much more
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December 23, 2009: Issue 30 A historic and successful two years; Introducing your new Divisional Executive
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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 meeting.
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February 11, 2009: Issue 28 Memo to Management: Hands off Albert Salmon!"
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January 29, 2009: Issue 27 Liquor board employees ask Queen’s Park to direct LCBO to replace private Agency kiosk with a real store
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December 11, 2008: Issue 26 People get it
The part-time economy is not working for Ontarians
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Issue 25 December 5, 2008: Support growing for casual workers – no matter where they work
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Issue 24 November 24, 2008: Delegates put stamp of approval on final bargaining demand
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Issue 23 November 20, 2008: Local 499 slams privatization as warehouse work shipped to non-union facility
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Issue 22 November 12, 2008 Mobilizers prep for Dec. 10 action around next contract
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Issue 21 June 27 2008: Tour de farce! LCBO management slams door on union request for Durham warehouse tour
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Issue 20 Agency stores committee begins planning for 2008 campaign
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Issue 19 LBED negotiating team ready to roar! Elections cap successful pre-bargaining conference
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Issue 18 LBED pre-bargaining conference May 24-25, Delegates set to study the issues and elect bargaining team
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Issue 17 Hands off our work!
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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
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Issue 11 Keep it public! Wear those buttonsr
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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 concernr
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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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