Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Return to Bargaining will bring return to supply chain for BC Liquor, Cannabis locations

Normal supply levels should soon return for BC Liquor Stores,
private outlets and the city's private cannabis dealers. That as
the Gov't and BCGEU return to the negotiating table in their labour dispute

North Coast Residents may soon be able to pick up some of the favourite beverages or cannabis products at local sources, that at the BCGEU lifts its picket lines at warehouse locations across the province.

The stand down call for the picket lines came yesterday, as the Government Employees Union and the provincial government announced a return to bargaining in the dispute that has been ongoing for much of August.

The BCGEU media release outlining some background
on the return to the bargaining table

The labour dispute had escalated in mid August with the union setting up its picket lines at the key distribution centres in the province, a move which resulted in supply shortages across the province.

Locally, the BC Liquor Store and private locations began to show some empty space for a variety of product lines, with the BC Liquor outlet putting in place a rationing program at one point.  

The local private cannabis dealers across the city also began to see shortages of product.

The most recent update from the BCGEU expresses some hope that a tentative agreement will come shortly.

More notes on the Northwest retail sector can be reviewed from our archive page.

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