LCBO work­ers nar­rowly ap­prove new four-year con­tract

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS -

TORONTO — Em­ploy­ees at the Liquor Con­trol Board of On­tario have rat­i­fied a new four-year con­tract, but just barely.

The On­tario Pub­lic Ser­vice Em­ploy­ees Union says LCBO work­ers voted 56 per cent in favour of a ten­ta­tive agree­ment in vot­ing held Tues­day and Wed­nes­day.

The agree­ment, which was signed in late June with the help of a me­di­a­tor, came just as the 8,000 union­ized em­ploy­ees were set to be­gin a strike.

OPSEU says the new deal caps the num­ber of ca­sual work­ers at the LCBO at 70 per cent from the cur­rent 84 per cent, and com­mits the agency to reach the 70 per cent mark within the life of the four-year con­tract. The union says the deal also in­creases job se­cu­rity, im­proves sched­ul­ing, and brings an end to the prac­tice of sched­ul­ing work­ers for two-hour shifts.

The LCBO work­ers had been with­out a con­tract since the end of March and had voted 93 per cent in favour of a strike in April.

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