I worked at the LCBO for years. Despite what the union is telling you, employees have it made

Employees of the LCBO could be heading to the picket lines next week if an agreement isn’t reached between their union and the Crown corporation by Monday at 12:01 a.m.

As part of OPSEU’s public relations strategy while collective bargaining continues, the union has launched a website and ad campaign called LiqiLeaks, aimed at sharing the “real stories” of life at the LCBO.

Unlike WikiLeaks, LiqiLeaks contains no bombshells or revelations of any kind — just gripes from employees who don’t seem to realize how good their situation really is.

  • Sharkibark

    There are a ton of “privatized” LCBO locations where the employees do exactly what the LCBO staffers do…. for minimum wage. They need to suck it up – guess what? Retail sales pays crap. These people need to be reminded of that.

  • deplorabledave

    Over half of the LiqiLeaks videos feature laments of lost family time due to job demands, with some even complaining about having to work over their family’s dinner hour. One of the subjects, Chris, somberly called his employment at the LCBO an “attack on the family.”


  • Perhaps I’m missing something. How hard is it to sell liquor?

    • andycanuck

      And the customers come to you looking for it; you don’t have to go out and find them like other sales-people do.

      • Clink9

        And a monopoly on booze in Ontario.

      • Indeed.

        This work can’t be that (non-economically) taxing.

  • Clausewitz

    For every one of these strikers, I bet there are ten people who would love to have their job.

    • Sharkibark

      I know people who work retail. There are *hundreds* juggling multiple minimum wage part time jobs because no employer in retail gives full time hours – or they’d have to give benefits. Unintended consequences of supposedly “protecting” the working class.