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

Apr 16, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions: #2 How and when can I vote on the tentative public service agreement?

Ballots and information for members to vote on the tentative public service agreement has been couriered to stewards.

The balloting is being conducted by stewards and mail contacts at the worksite. The voting starts on Monday, April 19.

Feb 22, 2006

Talks over the Component 5 agreement broke down on February 20, after the employer refused to discuss the union's proposal on conversions and demanded more concessions on hours of work, recall units, and unavailability restrictions for auxiliary employees.

The employer left the table even though progress on significant proposals were within reach.

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Component News

May 12, 2017

We were shocked to learn of the passage of Hilary Ribeiro in April. 

Hilary was a young BCGEU Local 501 member employed by the Liquor Distribution Branch in Victoria.

May 12, 2017

We are saddened to learn of the sudden passage of Doug Jackson. 

May 2, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Enhanced Steward Training

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Media Coverage

Nov 3, 2016

The B.C. government has given Loblaw Companies Ltd. approval in principle to put B.C. wine on the shelves of six of its stores, the government announced November 3.

Jul 8, 2016

A bylaw outlining where liquor can be sold in Maple Ridge was given the nod Tuesday night. Read more...

Jun 23, 2016

If you're hesitating to buy a pricey bottle of liquor you've never tried, the British Columbia government has stepped in with a taste-test solution.

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