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

Oct 24, 2006

Nominations closed on October 20, for the vacant positions of Local 503 chairperson and recording secretary.

Oct 6, 2006

Opponents of the provincial government’s plan to permanently close downtown Vernon’s only public liquor outlet say they’re launching a petition campaign this weekend outside the Fruit Union Plaza s

Sep 12, 2006

September 12, 2006

503 All Members, Retail Stores & Warehouse

Nominations opened on September 10, 2006 for the vacant positions of :

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Media Coverage

Mar 18, 2016

Should Granville Street look more like Bourbon Street? Could Stanley Park one day be more like Golden Gate Park?

Feb 25, 2016

The Provincial government has quietly introduced minimum prices for alcohol this week. Read more...

Feb 18, 2016

Grocery stores hoping to sell British Columbia’s high-quality wines, ciders and sake will have to bid against each other for the chance to apply for a licence.

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