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 18, 2005

About 1,500 residents of Penticton, including Mayor David Perry and Councillor Dan Ashton, have signed a petition calling on the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) to scrap plans to close the Martin Street liquor store.

"We're delighted to have the support of Mayor Perry and Councillor Ashton," said BCGEU Local 505 Chair Karl Wolfe.

Jan 7, 2005

The closing sign is down and new stock on order, signalling a last-minute reprieve for the Westsyde liquor store in Kamloops. It had been scheduled to close its doors for good on January 8, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) said today.

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Media Coverage

May 18, 2017

The move toward marijuana legalization is … still not as coherent as it could be, let’s say.

May 8, 2017

The leaders of British Columbia’s three main political parties have all spent time on the campaign trail praising its craft-beer industry, but none has said much about one of the other most popular

Apr 18, 2017

After decades as a marijuana renegade, British Columbia is eagerly anticipating the federal government’s bill legalizing marijuana.

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