(WINDSOR, ON) – There won’t be a strike at Windsor’s LCBO location on Tecumseh Road East, but members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union will be there exercising their right to protest picket. The activity will last for an hour, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm today.
The union members are upset, claiming the current Liberal government of Premier Kathleen Wynne is taking action to push, “… a privatization agenda that is threatening to replace LCBO jobs with Walmart jobs. In response, OPSEU members who work at the LCBO will be holding a picket to ask the public to support their plan for A Better LCBO.”
The LCBO has not responded officially to the protest strike.
In non-related news, LCBO has issued a news release advising its customers that its outlets will be closed on Victoria Day, May 22. It will also close its Toronto head office on Victoria Day.
LCBO has also announced that some agency stores will observe their normal business hours on May 22. Agency stores are locally-owned retailers which contract with LCBO to sell beverage alcohols, along with other products, in communities that are too small to support regular LCBO stores.
Also, many of the resort and cottage-area LCBO stores, which normally close at 6:00pm, may remain open later on Friday evenings. Select LCBO stores in these communities will also stay open later on Saturday evenings.
In most cases, these extended Friday and Saturday evening hours will continue until the Labour Day weekend of September 1 through 4.