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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

CLC Winter School 2022 - BCGEU

Winter School 2022 will be taking place in-person! We are so excited that our communities will be able to come together, to learn and discuss with peers and colleagues at the upcoming Winter School. As we continue to work with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) on updating you with further details, please complete your registration application form to express your interest in attending. Please ...

Convention 2021 wrap-up – a new executive and a new name. - BCGEU

Our union’s 2021 Constitution Convention has come to a close. Over the course of convention, members passed resolutions determining the direction of our union over the next three years and elected our union’s executive officers for the same period. Be on the lookout for a more thorough wrap up of convention in the next issue of The Provincial magazine. ElectionsCongratulations to our new BCGEU ...

Public Service Main and Component Bargaining Proposals for the 19th Public Se...

Preparations for the 19th Public Service negotiations are already commencing. Therefore, we are calling for locals to meet and prepare draft proposals and resolutions for submission to their respective components. They are to be forwarded to the Component Executives in order for proposals and resolutions to be vetted and allocated to either the Public Service Main or Component tables. The deadl...

October 20, 2021

LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 20, 2021 LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) have issued 72-hour strike notice to LifeLabs as of 7:00 p.m., October 19, 2021. This action follows several months of negotiations, 30 days at the bargaining table and eight days of mediation. The main outstanding iss...

October 14, 2021

BC Parks OHS Reps, September 22 meeting follow-up - BCGEU

You’re receiving this email as an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) member representative within BC Parks. Please forward this email to other BC Parks worker OHS reps that did not receive it, and let them know they can update their contact information with the BCGEU here.A big thanks to all who joined our September 22 meeting of BC Parks OHS worker reps. We had a very good turnout, and there...

October 13, 2021

Finance Support Staff (Regular) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICEINTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGOctober 13, 2021 POSITION: FINANCE SUPPORT STAFF (Regular) GRADE: LEVEL 6 - MoveUP AGREEMENT The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) requires a full-time regular support staff to work in the Finance Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will be required to perform a variety of duties within the Finance Department. Such duties may include...

October 12, 2021

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2022 - BCGEU

Each year, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) offers input into next year's provincial budget by making recommendations in a written submission to the B.C. government's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. These recommendations reflect the voice of our union's 80,000 members, based on direct input from the BCGEU's senior elected leadership.Last week, our union pr...

October 07, 2021

All Public Service BCGEU Members - Update - BCGEU

We would like to share more information about the recently announced vaccine policy.  Our union's role is to protect your rights as laid out in the collective agreement and ensure members who require representation, receive it. Our responsibilities include fighting for workplace safety, as well as accommodations for workers who cannot get vaccinated for legitimate medical grounds protected by t...

October 07, 2021

Component 5- Completing your bargaining survey - BCGEU

You should have received an email on September 22 prompting you to complete the B.C. Public Service 2022 Bargaining Survey. As you know, you're one of 30,000 workers employed in B.C.'s public service, and our collective agreements with the Province of British Columbia are due to expire March 31, 2022. As part of the bargaining process, your input is needed to help determine priorities.As your r...

October 05, 2021

B.C. Gov announces vaccine mandate for public service workers BCGEU

The head of B.C.'s public service announced today that all B.C. public service workers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination beginning November 22, 2021. The current flexible work arrangement has also been deferred to November 22. We haven't seen the full policy as it has not yet been released, and we are waiting to understand what exemptions and accommodations will be in place....

October 04, 2021

We rallied for essential pay – and more! - BCGEU

On September 1, close to 100 of you showed up outside BCLDB head office in solidarity for your essential pay and to ask Blain to offer his support in going to Finance Minister Selina Robinson.Even though Blain was a no-show (despite our invitation), and the BC Public Service Agency's response to our latest follow-up to the Finance Minister's office didn't acknowledge the option to provide essen...

September 29, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - a day for education and action - ...

Tomorrow is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and our union encourages all members to take the day to reflect and take steps toward reconciliation in our communities. For several years, September 30 has been recognized as Orange Shirt Day -- a day to bring attention to the legacy and ongoing impacts of the residential school system on Indigenous communities. It commemorated t...