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July 2024

General Statements

Union membership ratifies tentative agreement | Les membres du syndicat ratifient l’accord de principe

LCBO is pleased that the renewal collective agreement has been ratified by employees. This will end the strike of our 10,000 unionized team members at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow. Full ratification by government will follow. We again thank the negotiating teams for LCBO and OPSEU, as well as the mediator, for their work in reaching an agreement that is fair for…
July 21, 2024
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LCBO confirms strike end on Monday; Store openings Tuesday | La LCBO confirme la fin de la grève pour lundi; réouverture des succursales mardi

Yesterday morning, LCBO announced it had reached a tentative agreement with OPSEU that, pending ratification, would end the OPSEU strike at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2024. The union also shared news of the strike’s end, highlighting that the agreement “protects good jobs and LCBO revenue supporting our public services.” LCBO and OPSEU have now also both signed off…
July 20, 2024
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LCBO to file unfair labour practice against OPSEU | La LCBO entend déposer une plainte pour pratique déloyale de travail contre le SEFPO

Earlier today, OPSEU agreed to the deal by entering into a minutes of settlement that requires a recommendation of ratification to their members. They have since introduced significant new monetary demands that should have been dealt with at the bargaining table. To introduce a new set of demands after reaching a tentative agreement amounts to bad faith bargaining. LCBO expects…
July 19, 2024
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LCBO and OPSEU reach tentative agreement | La LCBO et le SEFPO parviennent à un accord de principe

LCBO has reached a tentative agreement with OPSEU. Pending ratification, the strike of LCBO’s 10,000 unionized team members will end at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2024. LCBO is now working to prepare our people and operations to return to business as usual. LCBO retail locations will open for in-store shopping on Tuesday, July 23, 2024. More information will…
July 19, 2024
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LCBO statement on store openings and the customer experience | Déclaration de la LCBO concernant les ouvertures de succursales et l’expérience client

As OPSEU’s strike continues, LCBO is working hard to serve Ontario – making decisions and pivoting as required in the best interest of our retail and wholesale customers. Since the strike began, we have been able to serve retail customers through online shopping on LCBO.com, with orders being fulfilled within a week. Because of this success and because of our…
July 14, 2024
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The LCBO is looking for clarity about OPSEU’s bargaining priorities | La LCBO cherche à clarifier les priorités du SEFPO en matière de négociation

On Thursday, July 4, the LCBO made a very fair offer that included wage increases, improved access to benefits, and provided for additional job security for workers. Instead of responding to this offer or sitting down to talk about it, OPSEU held a press conference to announce it was going on strike over the issue of ready-to-drink beverages. Two days…
July 11, 2024
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Impact of OPSEU’s strike on customer experience | Impact de la grève du SEFPO sur l’expérience client

For six days, LCBO’s approximately 10,000 OPSEU employees have been on strike. While LCBO continues to operate, it is not business as usual. We are taking and fulfilling orders. Our selection of inventory ebbs and flows as we continue to navigate products in and out of our warehouses and depots, and we appreciate our customers understanding in selecting alternate products…
July 10, 2024