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

Nov 5, 2012

BCGEU members have ratified the 16th Master Agreement, which was concluded September 27 in Victoria after a marathon bargaining session.

Nov 2, 2012

The union has received some sharp criticism from members regarding reimbursement of professional fees. Our agreement with government changed this fee schedule from 2005 to 2009.

Oct 17, 2012

The Ratification Bulletin for BCGEU members who work for the B.C. Government is now available online.

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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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