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Local LCBO workers highlight the dangers of privatization ahead of contract talks resuming

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LCBO workers in North Bay held an information picket over the weekend to bring awareness to some contract concerns they have ahead of talks resuming today. A group of workers represented by OPSEU gave out pamphlets at the Lakeshore Drive location about issues like privatization, job security and the use of casual workers.

Workers also warned against the privatization of alcohol sales in Ontario, because nearly $2.5 billion in annual revenue from the LCBO helps pay for provincial services like health care and highway infrastructure.

The Liberal government legalized the sale of alcohol in certain grocery stores in the province last year. Right now there are 206 stores in the province selling alcohol, and the government plans to increase that number to 450 stores across the province in the future. The current LCBO contract for employees expired on March 31st, but it was extended until a new one is signed.

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