LCBO DISAPPOINTED BY OPSEU STRIKE VOTE
April 10, 2013 05:08 ET
LCBO is disappointed but not surprised with the strike mandate received by the union representing its bargaining unit employees.
“It is not unusual for a union to have a strike vote during the collective bargaining process,” said Bob Peter, LCBO President & CEO. “Collective bargaining is scheduled to continue until mid-May. We’re looking forward to getting back to the bargaining table and working toward an agreement that is fair and in keeping with the economic realities and recent public sector agreements.”
Peter noted that this union had received a strike mandate twice before during previous collective bargaining in 2005 and 2009. On each occasion, a collective agreement was successfully reached without a strike.
Peter also noted that, to date, there has only been 10 hours of face-to-face meetings with the union bargaining team as they cancelled scheduled talks to have a strike vote. “There has never been a strike at the LCBO,” said Peter. “We remain optimistic that an agreement will be reached this time as well, without disruption to services or to our customers.”
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