LCBO Staff Vote To Strike

LCBO staff have voted 93% in favour of a walkout should they fail to secure a new contract.

The results were announced late Tuesday night after two days of voting by the 7,500 members of OP-SEU.

Denise Davis, the head of the union bargaining team, says the outcome means the union can now return to bargaining with a strong mandate.

The key issue for the union is the government's move to sell beer, wine and cider in grocery stores -- a move the union has called "creeping privatization."

The last contract covering LCBO staff expired in March.

(With files from the Canadian Press)