Newspaper article The Canadian Press

LCBO Staff Take Another Step toward Possible Strike

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

LCBO Staff Take Another Step toward Possible Strike

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LCBO staff take another step toward strike

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TORONTO - The union representing workers at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario has taken another step toward a potential strike.

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union says it has requested a no board report from the Ministry of Labour.

Once the ministry issues such a report, a union would be in a legal strike position 17 days later.

The LCBO says there are a number of bargaining dates set this month and it is hopeful a negotiated collective agreement can be reached.

But, it says, in the event that doesn't happen, the LCBO is putting contingency plans in place.

LCBO staff voted 93 per cent in favour of a strike in April.

OPSEU says workers have been stuck in casual positions for decades, working seven days a week and taking home less than $30,000 a year. …

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