LCBO is extending store hours due to possible strike

Jun 22 2017, 1:18 am

The LCBO is extending store hours for select locations across Ontario due to a possible labour disruption.

From June 22 to June 25, and on July 2, some stores will be open as early as 9 am and close as late as 11 pm. This will also accommodate for long weekend, Pride, and Canada Day activities.

All LCBO stores will be closed on July 1 and July 3, in observation of Canada Day’s statutory holiday. Specific store hours and locations of the extended hours are available online.

Collective bargaining is currently underway between the LCBO and OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED), with the Union in a legal strike position as of June 26. To ensure access to the best product selection and to avoid disappointment, LCBO recommends customers should shop in advance of June 25 if possible.

“The LCBO remains focused on reaching a fair, sustainable and responsible collective agreement, however in the event of a labour disruption, has plans to provide some level of service,” states a press release.

In case you haven’t been paying attention to the ongoing battle between the province and the workers at the LCBO, represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), the 8,000 staff have been without a contract since March 31.

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