LCBO Reach Tentative Deal, Avert Strike

OPSEU and management reach tentative deal

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, who represent 7,500 LCBO employees have reached a tentative agreement with management, avoiding a workers strike.

The deal was announced at 12:30 a.m. early Monday morning, a half hour past the midnight deadline that would have left LCBO stores closed just days before heading into the Canada Day long weekend. Details have no yet been made available about the tentative deal.

Earlier this month, the union overwhelming voted in favour of a strike mandate, applying for a “no board.” In preparation of a looming strike, the LCBO extended hours last week, encouraging Ontarians to stock up in the case of a LCBO walk-out.

Still, the deal will have to be ratified by the union membership before the agreement is solidified.

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