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

Sep 28, 2012

The BCGEU has reached a tentative agreement with the B.C. government that sees gains for more than 25,000 members who work in direct government service province-wide.

Sep 25, 2012

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS
UPDATE ON UNION'S OVERTIME BAN
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012

Sep 24, 2012

The BCGEU is heading back to the bargaining table this week in an effort to conclude a collective agreement for its roughly 25,000 members who work directly for the B.C. Government.

Talks broke down after mediation failed last June. Since then, the BCGEU has conducted four one-day strikes and implemented an overtime ban to back demands for a fair and reasonable collective agreement.

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Component News

May 12, 2017

We were shocked to learn of the passage of Hilary Ribeiro in April. 

Hilary was a young BCGEU Local 501 member employed by the Liquor Distribution Branch in Victoria.

May 12, 2017

We are saddened to learn of the sudden passage of Doug Jackson. 

May 2, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Enhanced Steward Training

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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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