Support LCBO workers & public services!

April 17, 2024

9,000 frontline workers at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) are fighting for decent jobs in our communities and to ensure the $2.5 billion generated in LCBO revenue stays in public hands. That’s $2.5 billion each year that funds public services like health care and education.

But greedy corporations are lobbying to privatize the sale of alcohol and to transfer that $2.5 billion of public money into corporate profits. They also want to drive down wages and working conditions for the people who work at the LCBO to maximize their profits.

The good news is: LCBO workers are fighting back. 

Members of the Ontario Public Services Employees Union (OPSEU) who work at the LCBO are in contract bargaining. They are fighting for fair wages that pay the bills and an end to involuntary part-time work. They are also sounding the alarm over the government’s attempts to privatize the LCBO.

Today, we are launching our LCBO workers solidarity toolkit. It has everything you need to take action and to make your support visible to workers at the LCBO and to our government.

With the LCBO toolkit, here’s 3 things you can do:


  • Send an email to Premier Ford and tell him you support decent work and fair wages for LCBO workers. And that you want him to keep the LCBO and the $2.5 billion it generates in public hands.

  • Say “Thank you” to an LCBO worker and let them know you have their back. You can download and print these cards on letter size paper or cardstock, then cut them into 4 cards. You can also order cards from us, or pick some up outside Suite 223 at 720 Spadina Avenue.

  • Poster around an LCBO in your neighbourhood. If you are in the GTA, you can pick up posters outside Suite 223 at 720 Spadina Avenue. And if you are outside the GTA, you can print posters from our website or you can order posters from us.


Once you’ve done an action, please help us spread the word by taking a photo and posting it to social media, using the hashtags: #LCBOWorkersFightBack #Justice4Workers #KeepLCBOpublic. Or tag us at @FairWagesNow. 

As we support LCBO workers, let’s not forget all the other workers across the province who are also fighting for justice; from migrant workers to AGO workers to long-term care workers.