Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan. Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan.
BCGEU OFFICE RE-OPENING PLANS:
Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan.
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Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan. The updated Safety Plan will be posted here once it is available.
CASTLEGAR OFFICE RE-OPENING (Aug 16):
The safety issue impacting the Castlegar Area Office has been resolved and the office will re-open Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
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.
I'm writing to follow up about a grievance our union filed in 2019 that alleged that the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) had failed to provide its employees with a pay increase on the first pay period after April 1.
I want you to know that, after a deeper investigation by our union's Advocacy department, BCLDB employees did indeed receive a pay increase at the correct time in April 2019....
The Union is pleased to announce that Jason Jung has been acclaimed as a Steward on the day shift at your worksite.
The current stewards at your worksite are:
Traci Mountain (day)
Jason Jung (day)
Elliott Falconer (afternoon)
Mike Simcoe (afternoon)
Donald Lenz (afternoon)
Peter To (afternoon)
If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free ...
You are receiving this bulletin as a BCGEU member of Component 5 working at the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch.
As requested by your fellow members at the organizing working group, below are Frequently Asked Questions about your rights to take sick leave during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If I am sick and can't work, what do I do?
Inform the employer as soon as possible. You should tell them the da...
The election process for your Local Executive position – Recording Secretary, closed on December 13, 2020 at 5pm.
Please be advised of election results:
Michael Iannantuoni – [email protected]
Please be advised that in accordance with the Provincial Executive Policy Reference Manual, Constitution & Structure, PE Policy D-8, Conducting Local Elections, Candidates have the right to app...
Check out the latest issue of The Provincial
This issue has updates on our union's shareholder program, scholarship winners, member stories aboutworking during a pandemic, COVID & women: call for an intersectional feminist recovery and the crisis in B.C. seniors’care facilities.
BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season!
Please note that all physical and virtual BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays.
BCGEU offices will be closed from 12:00pm on December 24, 2020 and until 8:30am on January 4, 2021, except for the Prince Geo...
The right to refuse unsafe work is a legislative right and responsibility of all workers in B.C., and that is no different during the COVID-19 pandemic.Have you been assigned work that you feel is unsafe? According to law, the procedure to refuse unsafe work is as follows:
Immediately report to your supervisor that you have stopped work and the reasons why you believe the job or task is uns...
During the pandemic, the B.C. government amended the Workers’ Compensation Act to allow workers to be compensated for lost wages when they contract COVID-19 on the job.
Members who have reason to believe they have contracted COVID-19 through work should report it to their employer as soon as possible and should file an application for compensation with WorkSafeBC, including as many details as p...
We are nearly three weeks into our public campaign to achieve essential pay for our essential work. By wearing our buttons, we're sending a clear message to our employer, BCLDB GM & CEO Blain Lawson, that it's time we received compensation for our government-deemed essential work. Your solidarity and courage to wear these buttons is commendable and critical – not just for winning this campa...
BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – As the second wave of the pandemic intensifies and British Columbians head into the holiday season, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) are ramping up their campaign to be recognized and compensated as essential workers. BCLDB workers will be wearing Essential Pay for Essential Wor...