BCGEU stands down job action outside distribution locations

Published on August 30, 2022 by oz. staff

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BCGEO members on the picket line outside of a BC distribution centre.

After more than two weeks of being throttled, legal cannabis supply is flowing.

The BC Government Employees’ Union announced Tuesday it would be stopping job action outside the province’s liquor and cannabis distribution locations.

“Following a return to the bargaining table, the BCGEU’s Public Service Bargaining Committee has stood down job action at BC Public Service worksites as a sign of good faith,” says the BCGEU in a news release.

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“The committee returned to the bargaining table with the BC Public Service Agency (PSA) last Thursday and has made significant progress. The two sides will continue to meet throughout the week, hoping to finalize a tentative agreement.”

The union has ended its overtime ban immediately and “preparations are underway to stand down picket lines at BC Liquor Distribution Branch locations.”

The media blackout will continue.

Meanwhile, the province’s direct delivery program, allowing licensed cannabis producers and micros to supply retailers directly, is up and running. A number of companies have been promoting their direct delivery through social media and popular discussion boards, such as Reddit.