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

Mar 2, 2017

A lot of questions and comments came in with the benefits provider transition announcement in January. 

Mar 2, 2017

Effective April 1, 2017, the contract for providing Employee and Family Assistance Services (formerly referred to as Employee and Family Assistance Program or EFAP) will change.

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Media Coverage

Dec 14, 2016

Recommending 18 as the legal age for using marijuana was a pragmatic compromise between health research and the reality that young people form the largest group of users, according to a B.C.

Nov 16, 2016

Wine has officially hit the shelves at the Real Canadian Superstore in South Surrey, rivaling a nearby Save on Foods that introduced wine last spring.

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