Make your voice heard: the government is considering changes to how beer is sold that could put your job at risk.

Jobs at The Beer Store could be at risk if the government makes changes to how beer is sold. We've developed a guide to help you complete the survey to ensure your voice is heard. Click below to open the survey and follow along. We've provided some important information to assist you in completing the survey.


Q1: About You

You’ve been specifically invited by the government to have your say. Make sure you indicate that you're an employee of The Beer Store by checking off the "Retailer" box.

If you're uncomfortable with identifying yourself, you can also select "Prefer Not to Say" - however it's important the government knows your job is at risk.

Q2 & Q3: How the System Is Working

Make sure that you check off The Beer Store as one of the items important to you - otherwise your feedback may not be categorized correctly.

When answering - think about your own buying experience. In the next step you'll be able to share your own thoughts about how or if the system can be improved.

Q4: Make your voice heard

This is your opportunity to let the government know how changing how beer is sold will impact you. Here's some things to think about when writing your answer:

  • Changing how beer is sold could mean that your job, and thousands of other jobs at the Beer Store could be lost.
  • Employees like you are unionized and have good wages and benefits.
  • Big box stores and convenience stores won't hire new people, they'll just use their existing employees that are often paid less, and often don't have pensions or union protection.

Q5, Q6, Q7: Retail changes

It’s important to let the government know how well The Beer Store system works. When answering these questions remember:

  • Adding more locations or retail stores will reduce the efficiency of our system.
  • Private retailers and grocery stores often pay their employees far less than Beer Store employees.

If you think our system works well now – look for the ‘No changes are required’ box in Question 6.

That's it. Feel free to complete the rest of the survey and share your personal thoughts on the rules around alcohol consumption in Ontario.

It's important to spread the word with your coworkers, friends, and family about the risk to beer store jobs - head back to the action centre for more ways you can protect your job.

Go to the Action Centre