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

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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