BURNABY, July 9, 2019 - BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, writes to Premier Ford in support of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and their stance against the government's movement towards breaking The Beer Store contract and privatizing provincial agencies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.
The letter addresses the negative impact of privatization for workers and communities, pointing to the loss of better prices and better selection, weakened social responsibility and reduced public revenues. Smith's letter also emphasizes the knowledgeable staff members who would face significant uncertainty and insecurity in the future of their work.
Other issues raised by the letter include the government's devastating policies and funding cuts in areas such as public education, health, social services and the environment.
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