Quebec liquor board union reaches agreement in principle with employer

Quebec liquor board employees say they've reached an agreement in principle with their employer.

The union representing the employees announced the news at about 8 a.m. on Saturday morning and it was quickly confirmed by the Crown corporation.

A spokeswoman for the union declined to comment on the agreement, which has not yet been ratified by the 5,500 members.

Employees have held ten different strike days since mid-July.

The one-day strikes forced the temporary closure of many of the province's liquor stores, although some remained open and staffed by management.

The employees have been without a contract since March, 2017.