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

Oct 10, 2012
Sep 28, 2012

Following months of difficult negotiations a tentative agreement was reached late last night between the BCGEU and the B.C. government.

Sep 28, 2012

The BCGEU and B.C. Government have reached a tentative agreement for more than 25,000 members who work in direct government service.

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Component News

Jan 14, 2009

DATE: February 18, 2009
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: BCGEU Okanagan Area Office
214 - 3001 Tutt Street, Kelowna

AGENDA

Aug 28, 2008

Your Collective Agreement allows you to have a union-appointed observer when you are applying on positions within the Public Service that are covered by the Master Agreement.

Jul 30, 2008

A previous ruling by arbitrator Judi Korbin sets the parameters for resolving hours of work and scheduling issues for Liquor Distribution Branch employees.

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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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