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

Jul 4, 2012

Many of you have asked questions about essential services. Here are some key things you need to know.

Jun 28, 2012

Provincial Executive authorizes strike action in the Government Bargaining Unit

Apr 24, 2012

A strong YES  strike vote is an important first step for LDB members who want to stop the privatization of the BC Liquor Distribution Branch.

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Component News

Mar 24, 2006

We are into the last week to complete the Local 503 Executive Elections.

Ballots were sent to every worksite in Local 503.

Jan 27, 2006

The Employer and the Union are in agreement that BCGEU members have the option to indicate in writing that, for the purposes of pre-scheduling and daily call-out, they are willing to be assigned sp

Mar 24, 2005

The provincial government has quietly handed a $6 million gift to private liquor stores, money that could be better spent on restoring public services that have been cut by the Campbell administration, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) charged today.

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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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