LCBO workers set early July deadline for potential liquor store strike

The bargaining team of the Ontario public sector union issued a strong warning to the provincial government and the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) on Tuesday, expressing their dissatisfaction with the current state of collective bargaining. Colleen MacLeod, the chair of the board employees division, accused Premier Doug Ford of pursuing a backroom deal that would result in a significant loss of public funds. Following a historic vote, in which 97 per cent of LCBO workers supported strike action if necessary, the bargaining team announced plans to initiate a strike in early July. "We also requested a no-board report, which was issued today, which will put us in a legal strike position as of 12:01 on Friday, July 5th,” MacLeod said.