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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

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...

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 ...

September 15, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) - Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 15, 2021 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 14 months or return of incumbent. The effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement p...

September 13, 2021

Staff Representative - Nanaimo Area Office (2 Positions) - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE NANAIMO AREA OFFICE(2 Positions)  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 13, 2021 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Nanaimo 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 union elections, preparing...

September 10, 2021

BCGEU provides submission to BC Gov’t to help build a long-term economic plan...

BCGEU provides submission to BC Gov't to help build a long-term economic plan for B.C. This past June, the B.C. government requested input from business, labour, Indigenous and other stakeholders for the development of our province's long-term, post-pandemic economic plan. Your union represented the voices of our 82,000 members in the consultative process, which involved Ravi Kahlon, Minister o...

September 02, 2021

Solidarity in Post-Secondary Labour Movement - BCGEU

Solidarity in Post-Secondary Labour Movement (British Columbia, September 2, 2021) – With last week's ever-changing landscape in COVID-related announcements affecting BC's post-secondary sector we saw what's possible amidst chaos. Union leaders jumped to action to represent their members in a variety of ways and one of those ways was that we, the undersigned unions, came together as a collectiv...

August 31, 2021

Clarification and next steps re: productivity monitoring policy arbitration d...

I'm writing about the recent arbitration outcome of our union's grievance against the BCLDB's productivity monitoring policy.As you know, the BCLDB has a productivity monitoring policy at the Delta Distribution Centre to which they issued discipline against multiple workers for incurring downtime between picks, after the start of shift, and before and after breaks. Our union challenged the poli...

August 30, 2021

B.C. government liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay outside e...

B.C. government liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay outside employer's head office, September 1 BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After five months without response from the Minister of Finance, B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) will rally outside the BCLDB's head office to call for their employer's support in r...

August 27, 2021

August Safety Tip: The Right to Participate and Finding the Causes that Lead ...

This Safety tip highlights one of the 4 key OHS rights for workers in BC: The right to participate in health and safety activities in the workplace The other 3 key rights are the right to know about hazards in the workplace, the right to refuse unsafe work and the right to worker protection in relation to prohibited actions. (For more information about those rights, please go to https://ohs.b...

August 26, 2021

BCGEU welcomes the return of provincial mask mandate, calls for employers to ...

BCGEU welcomes the return of provincial mask mandate, calls for employers to ensure safe worksitesBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) are pleased by the reissuing of a provincial mask mandate for indoor, public spaces, and calling it an important layer of protection for front-line workers."Vaccines are an amazing tool in stopping the s...

August 25, 2021

UPDATE: Public Service remote work and mask mandate - BCGEU

UPDATE - Remote work and mask mandateWe are pleased to report that the BC Public Service has agreed to our request -- see Monday's bulletin and letter here -- to allow employees who are working from home to continue to do so beyond the September 7 deadline without an approved telework agreement until at least October 12.Our union will continue to advocate for health and safety precautions that ...

August 23, 2021

BCGEU calls for delay of telework requirement, reinstatement of masks in publ...

In today's COVID update, the B.C. government announced that the province would not be moving to Step 4 of the provincial restart plan as anticipated on September 7, 2021. September 7 had been set as the date that members continuing to work from home would be required to have an "approved telework agreement", as per a July 20 communication from the BC Public Service: "those who wish to continue ...

August 16, 2021

Delta Distribution Centre - Battery Leak Incident and Your Rights - BCGEU

The union has been made aware that on August 5th, an incident occurred at the Delta Distribution Centre where, due to a battery leak created by a lift truck battery, several workers were transported to the hospital to seek medical attention. BCGEU has been working with your local leadership and OHS representatives to address the issue. While the employer has found the source of the leak and rem...

August 12, 2021

Workplaces re-opening – get vaccinated - BCGEU

Step 4 of B.C.'s Restart plan could start as early as September 7 – though this date could vary by region. Step 4 includes a return to fully re-opened offices and workplaces. Whether your worksite is returning to full capacity or you're returning to in-person work after working from home, our union can help address any health and safety concerns that may arise. And remember: the best way to ens...

August 12, 2021

C5 - Save the date: Rally outside BCLDB head office, September 1 - BCGEU

On September 1, we're rallying for Essential Pay! We're frustrated. Through every wave of this pandemic, we have put ourselves and our families at risk by going to work and serving the public. Why? Because we were told by our employer and our provincial government that we were essential. So, we went to work. But then we were excluded from the Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program. We watched as ...

August 12, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: BCGEU encourages vaccination, re-issuing of single-site and ma...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 12, 2021 BCGEU encourages vaccination, re-issuing of single-site and mask orders BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) - Following today's provincial government announcement regarding vaccines for health care workers, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) encourages all British Columbians to get vaccinated. "Vaccinations are an essential tool in combatting the...