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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

Winter School 2023 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Winter School 2023 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 ...

February 03, 2023

Local 501 GLS 125 Westshore, 2945 Jacklin Rd - Shop steward nominations - BC ...

Nominations are now open for two (2) shop stewards at the Liquor Distribution Branch, GLS 125 Westshore, 2945 Jacklin Road, Victoria.  The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is: March 6, 2023 at 5 p.m.  Nomination forms must be submitted by email to [email protected] Newly elected stewards are entitled to training at the Union's expense, including paid leave from wor...

February 03, 2023

Local 504 members - Nomination for Local Executive - BC General Employees' Un...

To: All BCGEU Local 504 MembersRe: Nomination for Local Executive Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: Member at Large Recording Secretary The term is approximately two years. Information on the responsibilities and activities are available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is February 17, 2023. The nomination form (attached) must be u...

February 01, 2023

Black History Month 2023 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

February is Black History Month (BHM) and the BCGEU is commemorating the resilient history and legacy of Black Canadians. While the world still grapples with racism and anti-Black racism, we will be highlighting events throughout the month that we encourage our members to attend. We hope that these events will serve as an opportunity for growth and learning around the history and present-day ex...

January 26, 2023

Policy grievance filed re: retro pay for Public Service Members - BC General...

In an unprecedented move, the public service bargaining committee has filed a policy grievance to address your ongoing delay in retroactive pay. As we informed you in last week's bulletin, we are committed to protecting your interests and enforcing your collective agreement, and that's why we've initiated the grievance process to address this issue. The letter, sent to the Assistant Deputy Min...

January 26, 2023

Vantage Living - Tentative deal for seniors’ care workers - BC General Emplo...

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Vantage Living Inc. – owner of independent living facility Lakeside Manor – reached a tentative agreement with their employer after meeting with a mediator on January 25, 2023. Until the vote on the tentative agreement is held, the union's job action will stand down.  "From the 84 per cent...

January 19, 2023

Grievance to be filed to address delay in retro pay for Public Service Member...

As you know, the 19th main public service collective agreement was ratified last October, and many of you working in B.C.'s public service are still waiting to receive your retroactive payments. After repeatedly calling on the provincial government to process your retro pay, our union has initiated the grievance process to address this issue.While we were encouraged to see a statement released ...

January 17, 2023

Public Sector Retro pay update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

We have heard from many of you that you have not yet received your retro pay. We hear your concerns, and we agree that this is unacceptable. Right from ratification of your collective agreement, we made it clear to your employer – the Public Service Agency (PSA) – that retro pay was a priority.  Your bargaining committee has followed up with your employer and has pressed them on the urgency of ...

January 14, 2023

Job action postponed for seniors’ care workers - BC General Employees' Union ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 14, 2023   MEDIA ADVISORY: Job action postponed for seniors' care workers BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Job action has now been postponed for members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Vantage Living Inc. – owner of independent living facility Lakeside Manor in Salmon Arm. This follows 72-hour strike notice issued to the company on...

January 13, 2023

Seniors’ care workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BC General Employees' Un...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 13, 2023Seniors' care 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 Vantage Living Inc. – owner of independent living facility Lakeside Manor – as of 11:00 a.m., January 13, 2023. This action is being taken following several months of negotiatio...