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

January 16, 2018

BCGEU and government reach agreement on parental leave - BCGEU

The BCGEU has reached agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding with the B.C. government on changes to public service maternity, parental and pre-adoption leave (Article 21), to align with federal government changes to EI regulations as noted below: Pregnant workers now have the ability to claim the existing 15 weeks of EI maternity benefits as early as 12 weeks before the expected week of c...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

Les Leyne: Crunch time nears for legalized pot - BCGEU

Less that six months before the start of the legal marijuana era begins, here's what the B.C. government has decided when it comes to how to handle it: The minimum age for consumption and possession will be 19, Wholesales distribution will be handled by the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch, Retail sales will go through some mix of public and private stores. There's a bit more to this than just...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...

January 15, 2018

Local 505 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary 3 Members-at-Large: one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available fr...

January 15, 2018

Local 505 Bargaining Resolutions Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Retail Stores and WarehouseLOCAL: 505DATE: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.PLACE: 158 Oriole Road, Kamloops (Valleyview) Evening Entrance Everyone Welcome. Light dinner provided. Please RSVP by February 5, 2018 to anitacoffeebreak@gmail.com.PLEASE NOTE: The previously scheduled meeting on Sunday, February 4, 2018 is cancelled. The new meeting date and time are no...

January 11, 2018

Public Service Bargaining Proposal Forms for Local 0509 BCGEU members - BCGEU

Please find attached bargaining proposal forms relating to the upcoming Public Service bargaining. Please use these forms if you wish to submit proposal(s) for changes to either the Public Service collective agreement or the Retail Stores & Warehouse Component 5 collective agreement.  Please return the proposal forms to the West Kootenay Area Office, via email to Sarah Maglio at area09@bcge...

January 11, 2018

Local 501 Members Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: • Chairperson• 1st Vice Chairperson• 2nd Vice Chairperson• Treasurer• Recording Secretary• Members at Large (3 positions)• Young Worker Member at Large (1 position for member under age 30) The term is for three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. ...

January 10, 2018

BCGEU Remembers Mona Moreno - BCGEU

It is with great sadness that we inform our members that Mona Moreno, the founder of the Cedar Root Gallery, passed away on January 1, 2018.  Mona was a strong Indigenous woman from the Haida Nation. She was a retired, proud member of Public Service Alliance of Canada and a supporter of the labour movement for many years. Mona proudly raised her children with the values of the trade union movem...

January 10, 2018

Reductions in Medical Services Plan premiums to benefit BCGEU members - BCGEU

Finance Minister Carole James recently announced that Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums will be cut by 50 per cent on Jan. 1, 2018. In addition to the 50 per cent rate cut, the income threshold for full exemption from MSP premiums under the premium assistance program will also be raised by $2,000, as of Jan. 1, 2018 as a further step in eliminating MSP premiums entirely within four years. Cu...

January 09, 2018

Local 508 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (up to 5) Youth Member 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: February 9, 2018If there is an ele...

January 09, 2018

Nomination for Local 0507 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive:   Chairperson 1st Vice-Chairperson 2nd Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (4 positions) (one Member-at-Large position may be a Young Worker Representative)   The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadl...