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

May 18, 2016

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – While new liquor laws introduced by the provincial government mean that grocery stores can now apply to sell alcohol, that most likely won’t be the situation at Fort St.

May 18, 2016

Would it be legal and could the city enforce it?

May 18, 2016

The provincial government’s new liquor laws will allow for booze to be sold inside grocery stores, but Pitt Meadows council is about to restrict that.

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