Component 5 - Retail Stores and Warehouse

BCGEU members in the Retail Stores and Warehouse Component operate the provincial government's retail liquor stores and related warehouse operations. Specific classifications include: assistant manager, assistant shipper, concession clerk, foreman, manager, shipper, store clerk and warehouse worker.

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Bargaining Updates

Jan 20, 2014

February 19, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kamloops Area Office – 158 Oriole Road
Evening Entrance

AGENDA
Everyone Welcome. Light refreshments provided. Please RSVP to area05@bcgeu.ca

Jan 6, 2014

The BCGEU is holding information sessions across the province to discuss the tentative 17th Master Agreement for members in the public service.

Dec 11, 2013

The Public Service Master Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement for the over 25,000 union members working in the public service across the province.

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Component News

Mar 18, 2005

About 1,500 residents of Penticton, including Mayor David Perry and Councillor Dan Ashton, have signed a petition calling on the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) to scrap plans to close the Martin Street liquor store.

"We're delighted to have the support of Mayor Perry and Councillor Ashton," said BCGEU Local 505 Chair Karl Wolfe.

Jan 7, 2005

The closing sign is down and new stock on order, signalling a last-minute reprieve for the Westsyde liquor store in Kamloops. It had been scheduled to close its doors for good on January 8, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) said today.

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Media Coverage

Apr 12, 2017
Apr 6, 2017

The co-owner and operator of a chic and bright dispensary near Granville Island has received the news that federal government plans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana with anticipation,

Jan 10, 2017

The sale of liquor in grocery stores in North Cowichan will continue to be prohibited.

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