June 24, 2017

OPSEU uncorks the propaganda in “Liqileaks” ads: Won’t you please save an LCBO worker?

David MenziesMission Specialist

Ungrateful Ontario taxpayers make me sick! Always thinking about themselves and never giving a thought to all the hard-done-by government workers, like those toiling away at the provincial booze monopoly, the LCBO.

Do you have any idea what these public servants are going through? Do you know how long it’s been since their last raise? And do you care?

If not, maybe it’s because you haven’t heard their tragic stories first-hand.

Watch as I share just some of the human carnage from an OPSEU produced propaganda piece that comes to us courtesy of “Liqileaks”.

You’ll probably forget all about your own hydro-bill struggles and worries about your own slashed hours once you hear their heartbreaking stories.

I’ve done my part to save an LCBO worker.

Will you do yours?

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commented 2017-06-25 00:43:09 -0400
Let me get this straight, you work in an air conditioned work place filled with booze, menial work effort and zero health risk @ $22/hr and this is somehow unfair?

I hope you bozos strike, The independent craft brewing industry and cocktail lounges are counting on it to boost their market share.
commented 2017-06-24 22:44:22 -0400
Don Macdonald, hilarious.
commented 2017-06-24 22:42:14 -0400
Maurice, well said.
commented 2017-06-24 14:41:24 -0400
As a former government worker, I find it interesting that this dissatisfaction, discontentment and entitlement attitude has emerged only since public sector jobs were unionized. Prior to unionization government wages were much lower than the private sector, the hours were longer (you worked until…), there weren’t a whole lot of extra benefits, and the workers took pride in their work. Since there was no monetary incentive to select a public sector job over the private sector, the motivating factor was passion. I can only speak for the Forest Service where I worked, but we did the work because we LOVED it. However, once the job was unionized under Dave Barret’s NDP in the early 70’s, everything changed. The union bosses moved in full-force and the workers drank their Kool-Aide. Since then, that “What’s in it for me?” has dominated the entire public sector, and job satisfaction has all but disappeared. That should be an object lesson for all of us. As G.K. Chesterton said, “Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure.” Read Ecclesiastes. King Solomon figured that out.
commented 2017-06-24 12:50:05 -0400
Best video ever, David!!!! Those government employees have about the same intelligence as those young drunken sots you usually interview in downtown Toronto.
commented 2017-06-24 12:29:27 -0400
They are so hard done by (sarcasm):

Ontario offers public servants 7.5% raises, union links ‘unprecedented’ move to 2018 election …

Since Wynne became premier number of teachers on Sunshine List nearly tripled, costing taxpayers $765M ….

National Post View: Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals bail themselves out with public money, again …

OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas called the scope of the latest contract extension offer “unprecedented” and said he suspects it is related to the June 2018 election

Surprisingly CBC actually reported this, but no doubt to subtly point out “see our increase demand is justifiable”.
Posted: Mar 31, 2017
The annual Sunshine List of the top-earning employees in Ontario’s public sector has grown by seven per cent, with more than 123,000 people paid more than $100,000 last year.
commented 2017-06-24 12:08:51 -0400
Bonnie, it has ALWAYS been a sick joke to the taxpayer, you snivelling elitist. So bloody entitled to your entitlements you fall to pieces and wail in indignation at having to endure some of the realities the rest of us in the general workforce have to.
We bleed for ya girl!
It’s about bloody well time public service unions are relinquished of some of their power.
Bunch of thugs.
commented 2017-06-24 11:22:02 -0400
David Menzies, thanks for the retro music!
Poor LCBO employees, my heart breaks for them, NOT!
commented 2017-06-24 11:00:01 -0400
Two thoughts:

1. The one worker complaining that his full time job description is being performed by a part time casual worker. In short, he was paid 7.5 hours, including breaks, for a job that can be done in half the time.

2. The woman who was in tears because of the hardship of being a public union employee. Simple answer. Quit and find a job in the private sector if you don’t like your government job.
commented 2017-06-24 10:29:08 -0400
My check is in the mail, but no one should hold their breath waiting for it.
commented 2017-06-24 10:19:52 -0400
Good one, Don! Thanks for the chuckle
commented 2017-06-24 09:13:09 -0400
Hey David , cut these workers some slack ! If putting bottles into paper bags and on shelves was easy , everyone would do it !
commented 2017-06-24 09:05:52 -0400