LCBO workers have reached a tentative contract agreement with their employer, averting a strike that was set to start at midnight. The agreement was signed shortly after the strike deadline passed, and was announced in a release from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.
OPSEU President Warren “Smokey” Thomas says details of the agreement wouldn’t be released before union members have a chance to examine it over the next few days. A ratification vote has not yet been scheduled, but Thomas says the union’s bargaining team is unanimously recommending members accept the deal.
The 8,000 unionized LCBO workers, including those in North Bay, have been without a contract since March 31st, and voted 93 per cent in favour of a strike in April.