COMPONENT 5 - RETAIL STORES AND WAREHOUSE

Component 5 includes members who work for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch in retail stores and related warehouse operations.

NEWS & UPDATES

November 16, 2016

South Surrey Real Canadian Superstore now sells wine

Wine has officially hit the shelves at the Real Canadian Superstore in South Surrey, rivaling a nearby Save on Foods that introduced wine last spring. Read more...

November 16, 2016

California wine lobby group says U.S. to file complaint over B.C. liquor reforms

A trade dispute between British Columbia and the United States could be fermenting over the provincial government's recent liquor reforms. At issue, says the California Wine Institute, is the introduction of legislation in 2015 allowing grocery stores to sell wine from British Columbia — and British Columbia only. Read more...

November 14, 2016

Union, B.C. private liquor stores push for pot to be sold in their stores

Recreational pot could be coming to a public or private liquor store near you. Read more...

November 11, 2016

Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten - Remembrance Day 2016

Today we honor and reflect on the sacrifice that those in our armed forces have made to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy.  We also must not forget the sacrifices made by men and women in our armed forces in protecting other countries.  Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Since then Canada has been involved in many conflicts and peacekeepi...

November 10, 2016

A victory for students, teachers and public education in B.C.

On behalf of the 70,000 workers of the BCGEU, and as a parent myself, I want to congratulate the BC Teachers' Federation on their courage and determination in standing up for the children of this province. The BCTF was right to push back on the provincial government's attempts to decide by themselves what a classroom looks like. It's great news that the BCTF finally won the right to include cla...

November 09, 2016

The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists - Op-Ed The Pr...

By Stephanie Smith & Damian Kettlewell Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming. With that in mind, the most socially responsible way to sell it in B.C. is through our existing public and private liquor stores. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took office in October 2015, they did so with a host of mandates from Canadians. Former prime minister...

November 09, 2016

The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists

Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming. Read more...

November 08, 2016

Honouring Aboriginal Veterans

On November 8 we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist at a higher proportion than any other group in Canada.    For many, enlisting presented many challenges such as learning English, leaving the...

November 07, 2016

Liquor licensing streamlined for businesses, local governments

Liquor licence applications will be processed more efficiently thanks to upcoming changes involving local governments and First Nations. Read more...

November 03, 2016

B.C. government conditionally approves Loblaw wine licences

The B.C. government has given Loblaw Companies Ltd. approval in principle to put B.C. wine on the shelves of six of its stores, the government announced November 3. Read more...

November 02, 2016

Safety tip of the month - November

USING AND MAINTAINING KNIVES\BOX CUTTERS SAFELY It is important to handle your box cutters safely all year round, but the committee knows that at this time of year we are building bigger and more displays to prepare for Christmas, so we just wanted to put out a “friendly reminder” and share some tips.  Always cut in a direction away from your body and make sure no body parts (face, fingers,...

November 01, 2016

Local 501 Holiday Season Social Event

To:    All BCGEU Local 501 Members Re:    Holiday Season Social Event   You are cordially invited to our second annual Holiday Season Social Event!   Friday, December 2, 2016 BCGEU Building, Main Floor 2994 Douglas Street 7:00pm – 10:00pm   Our plan is to have an informal get-together for Local 501 members (and retirees), and to have holiday season snacks available. Please RSVP by Nov...