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 2, 2017

A lot of questions and comments came in with the benefits provider transition announcement in January. 

Mar 2, 2017

Effective April 1, 2017, the contract for providing Employee and Family Assistance Services (formerly referred to as Employee and Family Assistance Program or EFAP) will change.

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Media Coverage

Apr 12, 2017
Apr 6, 2017

The co-owner and operator of a chic and bright dispensary near Granville Island has received the news that federal government plans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana with anticipation,

Jan 10, 2017

The sale of liquor in grocery stores in North Cowichan will continue to be prohibited.

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