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Friday, July 12, 2024

Strike Underway at LCBO: What You Need to Know

BY VANESSA STARK

On Friday July 5, the LCBO announced they were beginning a 14 day strike for their workers.

This strike is the first of its kind in Ontario and comes after several months of collective bargaining with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) who say workers are concerned with Premier Doug Ford’s accelerated plan to expand alcohol sales to other retail locations.

According to the LCBO website, they have a plan in place to help minimize disruption as much as possible and ensure that products remain available to retail and wholesale customers.

An LCBO strike does not impact the private retail points of sale across the province, including through LCBO Convenience Outlets, licensed grocery stores, The Beer Store, and winery, brewery, cidery, and distillery outlets, as well as at bars and restaurants.  

This means that locally, Young’s Point General Store LCBO outlet and the Big Cedar outlet remain open to the public.

Customers are still able to order online from lcbo.com with free home delivery and no minimum purchase required.

Shopping Guidance for Customers
• Deliver to Store, Same-Day Pickup, and On-Demand Delivery through LCBO are currently unavailable.
• Vintages Shop Online continues to be available; however, delivery of orders to stores will be delayed.
• When shopping online, the following product limits apply: o Spirits: Two (2) units per producto Wine: 12 units per product.o Beer, Cider and Ready-to-Drink:12 units per product. In-store
• All LCBO retail locations are now closed for 14 days.
• On July 19, limited LCBO retail stores will open for in-store shopping and operate three days a week (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) with limited hours in effect.
• Information on store locations, hours, and the shopping experience will follow.  Online
• LCBO Specialty Services and Duty-Free remain operational.
• An LCBO strike does not impact the approximately 2,300 private retail points of sale across the province, including through LCBO Convenience Outlets, licensed grocery stores, The Beer Store, and winery, brewery, cidery, and distillery outlets, as well as at bars and restaurants.