LCBO workers vote to strike, but not yet

Staff at the L-C-B-O have voted 93 per cent in favour of a strike should they fail to secure a new contract to replace one that expired last month.
    
The vote doesn't mean a strike is imminent and Denise Davis, the head of the OPSEU bargaining team, says the results mean the union can now return to negotiations with a strong mandate.
    
The vote, held Monday and yesterday, was scheduled last month by OPSEU, which has long complained about the government's move to sell beer, wine and cider in grocery stores.
    
OPSEU president Warren Smokey Thomas says he hopes the vote will ``wake up this management team to the reality of the situation.''