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 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

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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