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

Mar 24, 2006

We are into the last week to complete the Local 503 Executive Elections.

Ballots were sent to every worksite in Local 503.

Jan 27, 2006

The Employer and the Union are in agreement that BCGEU members have the option to indicate in writing that, for the purposes of pre-scheduling and daily call-out, they are willing to be assigned sp

Mar 24, 2005

The provincial government has quietly handed a $6 million gift to private liquor stores, money that could be better spent on restoring public services that have been cut by the Campbell administration, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) charged today.

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Media Coverage

Nov 16, 2016

A trade dispute between British Columbia and the United States could be fermenting over the provincial government's recent liquor reforms.

Nov 9, 2016

Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming.

Nov 7, 2016

Liquor licence applications will be processed more efficiently thanks to upcoming changes involving local governments and First Nations.

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