Component 5 includes members who work for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch in retail stores and related warehouse operations.


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 20, 2018


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...

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...

February 13, 2018

L502 Members - Local Executive Announcement - BCGEU

  The call for nominations for Local 502 Executives closed on February 7, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed for their positions in this three year term: • Jennifer Newman, Chairperson • Lorri Britt, 1st Vice Chairperson • Ellen Conville, 2nd Vice Chairperson • Jonah Dusdal, Member-at-Large • Kris Tewinkel, Member-at-Large (Young Worker) The local st...

February 09, 2018

Local 0511/10/06 - Elections for Local Chair - BCGEU

Re: Elections for Local 0511/10/06 Chair The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 0511/10/06 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Local Chair:Stefanie CapletteEllen Nicholson Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. PLEASE NOTE: Packages are being mailed out to the stewards or contacts f...

February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP