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

Mar 1, 2012

The BCGEU Master Bargaining Committee continued to push the B.C. Government this week for more details about its plan to sell the LDB warehouses in Vancouver and Kamloops.

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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

A group of pub and liquor store owners say their businesses will suffer if large grocery chains are allowed to sell booze in Coquitlam.

May 18, 2016

Vancouver council has shelved wine sales in grocery stores, at least until next year.

Apr 27, 2016

A group of pub and liquor store owners say their businesses will suffer if large grocery chains are allowed to sell booze in Coquitlam.

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