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


August 19, 2016

Local 501 Members - nomination for local executive

We are opening nominations for one position of Member-at-Large on our BCGEU Local 501 Executive Committee. The term of this position will end in February, 2018. Our Executive is responsible for: -          being in regular contact with the Local 501 membership. -          ensuring that BCGEU Stewards are in place at our twenty worksites. -          keeping appointed OHS Worker Representati...

August 18, 2016

Public Service Pension Plan - Fall 2016 Member Seminars

An update from the BC Pension Corporation: The fall schedule for the Public Service Pension Plan free member seminars is now posted on the website with seminars offered across BC.   Seminars Your Pension, Your Future It is important for new and mid-career employees to know how decisions made today can affect your retirement pension in the years to come. In this seminar, Y...

August 17, 2016

LDB Retail Stores - Worksite Visits: Ladysmith, Parksville, Qualicum, & Cumb...

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I am pleased to advise you that BCGEU Local 502 Chairperson, Jennifer Newman and Staff Representative, Mike Scott, will be visiting on August 31, 2016 to meet with members, introduce themselves, and discuss any issues you may have. Ladysmith Retail Store # 24,         370 Trans Canada Hwy   10:15 a.m. Parksville North Retail Store # 157, 810 Island Hwy West    1...

August 16, 2016

OH&S Committee Changes

Improving the Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Committees   Public hearings have been scheduled by Worksafe BC on proposed regulatory changes, including proposed changes to joint health and safety committees.   New sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation related to joint committees are: 3.26, Rights and Responsibilities, evaluation for joint committees 3.2...

August 10, 2016

Local 507 nomination for vacant member-at-large position

Nominations are now open for the vacant Member-at-Large position on the Local Executive. Information on the responsibilities and activities of this position is attached. The deadline for nominations is: September 7, 2016 If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information  (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution to members with ballots. This must be r...

August 10, 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith on liquor sales in grocery stores

BCGEU is urging municipal governments to limit grocery store sales of wine by passing a 1-kilometer distance rule for all alcohol retailers.  Join us in ensuring alcohol is sold responsibly in our communities by visiting our site at and sign up to be notified when the issue comes to your council.