Threats of job action are another reason why Ontario should privatize liquor sales, according to a taxpayer watchdog.
On Tuesday, 95 per cent of the 7,000 Liquor Control Board of Ontario retail staffers voted to go on strike if ongoing negotiations with management break down.
If they do strike they could potentially close down 600 government owned retail outlets, leaving Ontarions without their favourite beverages, or forcing them to buy their booze in Quebec or the United Sates.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union spokesperson Heather MacGregor told Newstalk 1010 that the vote doesn't mean there will be a strike — she noted that the union also voted in favour of job action in 2005 and 2009 but ultimately didn't walk out.
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Candice Malcolm, of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, doesn't approve of the bargaining tactic.
"This is the problem with a government monopoly. They can hold our system hostage, disrupt services, andRead More »from LCBO strike vote buoys calls for liquor distribution privatization