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

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

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...

February 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...