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

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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