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

Dec 3, 2013

The BCGEU and two bargaining associations have reached tentative agreements for 25,000 BCGEU members who work for direct government, 15,000 members in the community health subsector and 11,000 members in community social services.

Jan 2, 2013

Click here to read BCGEU letter concerning professional fees.

Click here to read fee structure.

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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 21, 2015
Apr 7, 2015

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith was interviewed by CKNW's Sean Leslie on Sunday April 5 about the changes to changes to BC's liquor stores.

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