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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

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...

November 25, 2020

Implementing mask mandate at BCLDB & BCCC worksites - BCGEU

As you know, the Provincial Health Officer issued an order on November 19 requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public and retail spaces by both staff and customers. The next day, November 20, the employer issued a directive to continue serving customers who are not wearing masks. Our union heard the confusion this directive caused and raised your concerns with the BC Public Service Agency (...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19

I am writing to celebrate with you. Because of our solidarity and collective action, our union has won a major victory in our campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia.The Provincial Health Officer has just announced that wearing masks is now mandatory in all indoor public and retail spaces. This is a huge victory that shows the power of workers standing together to demand saf...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19 - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2020BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After weeks of surging COVID-19 case numbers, members of the B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union (BCGEU) have won a major victory in their campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia."This is a huge victory that shows the power of...

November 17, 2020

Staff Representative Negotiations department Actuary/Research - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVENEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENTActuary/Research   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGNovember 17, 2020 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to conduct actuary /research, in the Negotiations Department. The effective date is to be determined. DUTIES: Collect and compile statistical data for additional analysis; Estimate probability and likely cost of...

November 13, 2020

Letter from the Premier regarding the loss of John Fryer - BCGEU

November 5, 2020 Stephanie SmithBCGEU President4911 Canada WayBurnaby, BC V5G 3W3Sent via email Dear Stephanie: As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, my thoughts are with you and all BCGEUmembers as you mourn the loss of John Fryer. John was a tireless advocate for workers' rights, and he played a crucial role in transitioning theBCGEU into the union it is today. His career was underp...

November 10, 2020

Local 503 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

Thank you to the members who accepted nominations to fill the vacant Recording Secretary position on the Local 503 Executive. As we currently have only one vacant position and two candidates, we will be having an election. On April 14th, we sent out a communication to all members in Local 503 to announce the candidates and to also put the election into abeyance due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Sin...

November 08, 2020

BCGEU calls on BC Public Service Agency to protect employees with stronger ma...

BURNABY, Coast Salish Territories – With new cases of COVID-19 increasing across the province and surging in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has called on the BC Public Service Agency to take immediate action to protect employees in their workplaces. In a conversation with Don Wright, Head of Public Service Agency (PSA), BCGEU pres...

November 08, 2020

Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley office closures - BCGEU

As COVID-19 cases rise in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, our union has been monitoring public health recommendations with regard to workplaces. In accordance with the latest restrictions enacted for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions on November 7 (click here to read the latest restrictions), our union has made the decision to close the following physical offices and ...

November 08, 2020

BC Public Service COVID-19 Update - Remote work and masks policy - BCGEU

With the dramatic increase of new COVID-19 cases that B.C. has seen over the last month – and the introduction of new regional restrictions to help stop the surge in the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal health regions – our union has urged the BC Public Service to re-evaluate their workplace safety protocols to decrease the potential spread of the virus. In a phone call with Deputy Minister for the...

November 04, 2020

Liquor Distribution Branch Located at 8904 152 Street in Surrey (Fleetwood St...

Nominations are now open for two stewards at the Fleetwood Liquor Distribution Branch located at 8904 152 Street in Surrey. The union will train new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is November 13, 2020 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission...

November 02, 2020

Remembering John Fryer, “a titan in the labour movement” - BCGEU

BCGEU is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of John Fryer. Fryer served as BCGEU's general secretary from 1969-1983 and president of NUPGE (National Union of Public and General Employees) from 1980-1990. Those who knew him characterize John Fryer as no-nonsense, gritty, brilliant and a larger than life personality. He will be best remembered for his role in securing collective bargaining ri...