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

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

Mar 18, 2016

Should Granville Street look more like Bourbon Street? Could Stanley Park one day be more like Golden Gate Park?

Feb 25, 2016

The Provincial government has quietly introduced minimum prices for alcohol this week. Read more...

Feb 18, 2016

Grocery stores hoping to sell British Columbia’s high-quality wines, ciders and sake will have to bid against each other for the chance to apply for a licence.

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