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

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 23, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – A five-person panel will discuss Greater Vancouver's housing crisis and hear stories and ideas for solutions from the public.  The panel includes:  Adriane Carr – Vancouver City Council MemberTesicca Truong – Generation SqueezeHarpinder Sandhu – Co-author of the report Building an Affordable B.C.; CUPE 1767 memberKari Michaels – BCGEU Executive Vice PresidentPaul Finch – BCGEU Treas...

February 23, 2018

B.C. estimates $75-million in cannabis taxes in first full year after legaliz...

The Globe and MailPage: A9Section: News Byline: MIKE HAGERBritish Columbia is expecting legalized cannabis to bring in $75-million a year to the province in taxes, with legal sales estimated to be worth a billion dollars. This week's provincial budget estimates that once the drug is legalized later this year, the province will take in $50-million in the current fiscal year and $75-million in 20...

February 21, 2018

Government must take bolder action on speculation tax - BCGEU

February 21, 2018BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to see the B.C. NDP government's newly released 30-point housing plan which proposes significant steps towards addressing the province's housing affordability crisis. This plan includes measures, many of which the BCGEU has been calling for, like introducing a progressive property transfer tax surcharge...

February 21, 2018

Local 512 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

The call for nominations for Local 1012 Local Executive closed. We confirm that your new Executive is as follows: Local ChairpersonJanice Fenton 1st Vice Chair:Vacant 2nd Vice Chair:Vacant Treasurer:Vacant Recording Secretary:Vacant Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large (Young Worker):Vacant Congratulations to the above noted...

February 20, 2018

SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CANNABIS AT THE LDB - BCGEU

The BCGEU has recently received reports suggesting that both the LDB and the Ministry of Attorney General have stated that the new positions that will be created, following the Government's announcements that the LDB will be the distributor and the public retailer of cannabis, may not be union. Definition (2) of the Public Service Collective Agreement clearly defines who is covered by the exist...

February 20, 2018

BC Budget provides path to affordability and quality public services - BCGEU

Fixing 16 years of neglect in public services, childcare and housing will take time, but BC Budget 2018 signals a bold path forward on these important public issues, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union. "We have consistently called upon government for greater investment to restore quality public services," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Today's budget begins that renew...

February 19, 2018

Vancity workers at Downtown Vancouver branch join BCGEU - BCGEU

Workers at the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Downtown Vancouver Branch (#10) have voted by majority to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU).  The 26 financial services workers at this branch join over 700 of their Vancity colleagues who benefit from access to fair wages and improved working conditions under their collective agreement. "We are thrilled to welcome wor...

February 19, 2018

Caring Professionals should be exempt from mobility pricing - BCGEU

The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission recently published its initial report exploring decongestion charging as part of a 10-year plan for transportation development in the Metro Vancouver region. They have proposed two main policy approaches for consideration: tolling congestion points and charging drivers for each kilometre they drive. Congestion point pricing charges drivers when they p...

February 19, 2018

Elections for Local 505 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 505 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Chairperson:Josh LastaDave HermanAnita Sullivan Treasurer:Josh LastaTeresa Messaros 1st Vice Chairperson:Dave HermanJosh Lasta Recording Secretary:Marilee PlandenTeresa Messaros 2nd Vice Chairperson:Josh LastaDave Herman Member-at-Large...

February 16, 2018

Local 504 Members Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Recording Secretary Young Worker Member at Large (eligible candidates must be 29 years of age or younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: March 19, 2018 by 5 pm  The BCGEU Nomination form (F...

February 15, 2018

Local 504 Election Results - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 504 Members Re: Local 504 Election Results   The following members were acclaimed:   Chair - Kimberlee MacGregor First Vice chair - Shawn Bell Second Vice chair - Andrea Alfoldy Treasurer - Jonathan Boulton Recording Secretary - vacant Member-at-large - Andrea Pinto Member-at-large - Crystal Todd Member-at-large - Lee De Melo Member-at-large - Charlene Trudeau Member-at-larg...