A trend toward part-time and casual jobs, and a management proposal to be able to issue 90-day layoff notices at any time - to any employee - remain the top two bones of contention, union leaders said. "This is about workers being poorly treated — part-time and casual workers," union vice-president and treasurer Patty Rout told reporters near a parked trailer ready to become a strike command centre. "Twenty years ago, all the jobs were full-time," she said. "Now, 60 per cent are part-time or casual, people making $10 to $17 an hour, making less than $20,000 a year.
See, as far as I know, the LCBO is the biggest buyer and seller of booze left in the world. Last year it made a profit of 1.35 billion dollars on sales of $4.13 billion which adds up to 33% annual profit. It also made $841 million in sales taxes in 2008 for a combined revenue flow to government of $2,191,000,000 or about 168 bucks for every Ontarian on purchases of $317.69 per Ontarian. Not bad.
So, OK, I panicked and did a semi-Yule-like spree on the first hot evening of the summer. But not for me. No. Not at all. For the wine drinkers in my life. Like I want them casting a thirsty eye upon the stash.