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

Aug 18, 2006

August 15, 2006 

The decision by the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) to close two public liquor stores in Coquitlam and Burnaby as part of a plan to open a new Signature store on North Road violates the government’s own Service Plan and removes retail options for local residents, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union said today.

Jul 10, 2006

For PDF version of this alert click here

Agenda expanded for July 16 Local 503 Meeting

May 19, 2006

The ballots for the recent election of the Local 503 Secretary Treasurer were counted and announced today.

The successful candidate is John Ames.

The Local wishes to thank candidates Thomas Auer and Jackie McGuire for putting their names forward for consideration, and to the Balloting Committee for their assistance with the election.

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Media Coverage

May 18, 2016

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – While new liquor laws introduced by the provincial government mean that grocery stores can now apply to sell alcohol, that most likely won’t be the situation at Fort St.

May 18, 2016

Would it be legal and could the city enforce it?

May 18, 2016

The provincial government’s new liquor laws will allow for booze to be sold inside grocery stores, but Pitt Meadows council is about to restrict that.

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