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

Aug 18, 2006

August 15, 2006 

The decision by the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) to close two public liquor stores in Coquitlam and Burnaby as part of a plan to open a new Signature store on North Road violates the government’s own Service Plan and removes retail options for local residents, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union said today.

Jul 10, 2006

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Agenda expanded for July 16 Local 503 Meeting

May 19, 2006

The ballots for the recent election of the Local 503 Secretary Treasurer were counted and announced today.

The successful candidate is John Ames.

The Local wishes to thank candidates Thomas Auer and Jackie McGuire for putting their names forward for consideration, and to the Balloting Committee for their assistance with the election.

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Media Coverage

May 18, 2016

A group of pub and liquor store owners say their businesses will suffer if large grocery chains are allowed to sell booze in Coquitlam.

May 18, 2016

Vancouver council has shelved wine sales in grocery stores, at least until next year.

Apr 27, 2016

A group of pub and liquor store owners say their businesses will suffer if large grocery chains are allowed to sell booze in Coquitlam.

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