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B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

COVID-19: BCGEU office closure details - BCGEU

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...

April 08, 2020

Component 5 workplace safety measures – COVID-19 Update, April 8 - BCGEU

Workplace safety measures: COVID-19 update As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so does the dedication of Component 5 members to serving the public. You have raised many concerns with us about your health and safety at work, and we have advocated for changes with the employer. This bulletin details the safety measures now in place at your workplaces and important reminders for you while at work....

April 03, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE RESEARCH & INTERACTIVE (R&I) SERVICES - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVERESEARCH & INTERACTIVE (R&I) SERVICES INTERNALApril 3, 2020 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative (capital stewardship officer) for its Research & Interactive (R&I) Services, effective date to be determined. The position is located at its headquarters in Burnaby. The position reports to the coordinator, Research &...

April 03, 2020

It’s time to support essential workers – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

It's time to support essential workers – COVID-19 updateFrom the moment Coronavirus was declared a public health crisis several weeks ago through the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic last month, thousands of you have raised concerns to your Stewards, Local Chairs and Component VPs about how your work and your workplaces have been impacted. Your union has been working hard with your ...

April 02, 2020

BCGEU Letter to the PSA – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

Since Coronavirus was declared a public health crisis several weeks ago to the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic last month, thousands of you have raised concerns to your stewards, local chairs and component vice presidents about impacts on your work. Your union has been working hard with your employers to address those concerns as quickly and effectively as possible in this time of ...

April 02, 2020

Public Service - I think I contracted COVID-19 at work - BCGEU

COVID-19 FAQ for BCGEU members covered by the Main Public Service Agreement   I have COVID-19 and I think I contracted it while at work. What do I do?  If you suspect you were exposed and infected with COVID-19 due to the nature of your employment, you may be eligible to claim compensation for wage loss. Here’s what to do:  Be sure you meet the conditions set out by WorkSafeBC to make a wage ...

April 01, 2020

Child care for essential service designated workers – COVID-19: All members -...

Province helps essential service workers find child care In response to concerns expressed by the BCGEU since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased that the B.C. government has launched a process to provide child care to parents who are essential service workers. This process will match parents who are working on the front lines of B.C.'s COVID-19 response with child care in th...

March 31, 2020

Beware of fraudulent Emails related to Covid-19 - BCGEU

We are seeing a significant increase in the number of phishing and other fraudulent email scams being sent to BCGEU members, some trying to capitalize on people's fears related to COVID-19. Please review all incoming messages carefully, and if in any doubt about the authenticity of the message, do NOT click on any attachments or links contained within the message, delete the email. The overwhel...

March 31, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE EAST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE (CRANBROOK) - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVEEAST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE(CRANBROOK)   INTERNAL POSTINGMarch 31, 2020     The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the East Kootenay Area office, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in u...

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 and Droplet Borne Viruses Risk Identification and Exposure Control P...

Please click the link below to download the PDF of COVID-19 and Droplet Borne Viruses Risk Identification and Exposure Control Plan Template from the PSA - B.C.'s Public Service Agency.   Download PDF of COVID-19 and Droplet Borne Viruses Risk Identification and Exposure Control Plan Template here. UWU/MoveUP

March 19, 2020

Component 5 & COVID-19: Recycling suspended at BC Liquor Stores

Component 5 and COVID-19: Recycling suspended at BC Liquor Stores You voiced your concerns, your union raised them loud and clear, and now your employer has listened – effective immediately, the returning of empty containers at BC Liquor Stores has been suspended. Although government and health authorities currently state that the risk of handling empty containers continues to be low during the...