A strike vote for Liquor Mart union members is scheduled to start on November 27, 2014. If passed, Liquor Mart stores in Manitoba will be closed during the pre-Christmas rush.
Liquor distribution centres will also be closed, which means that liquor supply at various retailers and venues will be limited. Those looking to drink their favorite beer during the CFL Grey Cup on November 30 might have to settle with whatever stock is left.
Upcoming Events That Risk Being ‘Dry’:
- Lights concert at Burton Cummings – November 27
- Various Winnipeg Jets games at MTS Centre
- Trailer Park Boys at Club Regent Event Centre – December 10
- WWE Live at MTS Centre – December 20
Due to government regulations, bottles of hard alcohol will be impossible to purchase during a Liquor Mart strike. Beer vendors may continue to operate, but with liquor distribution centres closed, they’ll be limited to whatever stock they have left.
On November 26, a bargaining day is schedule that could make the strike vote unnecessary. If things don’t go well, then expect Liquor Marts around the city to be VERY busy on November 27.