If you have a shindig planned with the peeps over the Canada Day Long Weekend, then you may want to stock up that liquor cabinet ASAP just to be safe. Or you MAY have to stick to the brewskis…
Negotiations between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the union representing its workers will remain a secret ahead of a possible strike that could begin TOMORROW.
But details of the bargaining are under a “media blackout”, which OPSEU says was imposed by a conciliator Saturday morning. The union says it won’t be providing any information about the talks while the blackout is in effect.
Both sides previously said that while they’re working toward a solution, consumers, bars and restaurants would be wise to make their purchases this weekend, just in case.
The LCBO said it had extended store hours — detailed on its website — so customers could get their shopping done.
The 8,000 unionized LCBO workers, who have been without a contract since March 31, voted 93 per cent in favour of a strike in April.
Story via The Canadian Press