LCBO and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), the union representing approximately 10,000 of our team members, have been at the bargaining table negotiating a renewal collective agreement over the last several months. Most recently, the union was granted a ‘no board’ report from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, which, coupled with their strike vote, puts the union in a legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 5 (or any time after).

At this point in negotiations, we appreciate this activity may raise questions about how this will impact your business. We are putting measures in place to ensure customer service would continue as planned in the event of a strike and that our wholesale and trade partners would be fully supported. 

In the coming days, we will connect with suppliers, agents, and our wholesale customers with additional details on LCBO’s strike preparedness planning and relevant guidance. 

We are committed to keeping you informed as the collective bargaining process continues to unfold. Please find our latest updates on LCBO and OPSEU labour negotiations at

In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to your LCBO contact should you have any questions.