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The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

Manitoba Liquor Control Commission employees may have voted nearly 90 per cent in favour of a strike, but union representatives remained optimistic yesterday that a work stoppage could be averted. "We're still hopeful we can reach an agreement," Peter Olfert, the president of Manitoba Government Employees' Union, told The Winnipeg Sun. Olfert cited wages and benefits for part-time and casual employees as the major hurdles in reaching a new deal. The roughly 500 unionized employees of the MLCC are still working under a contract that expired this past March. This past weekend, the union voted nearly 90 per cent in favour of hitting the picket lines if the two sides cannot reach a deal. However, as of yesterday afternoon, the union had not set a strike date.