Mask usage in BCGEU buildings
(Updated Apr 27, 2023)
Effective immediately, we are making a change to our building protocols regarding mask usage in our buildings.
Mask use is now optional in our buildings, including in common areas and meeting rooms.
Staff and visitors to BCGEU buildings may, of course, continue to use masks and other layers of protection based on their own comfort and risk factors. We ask that we respect others and wear masks if requested in groups.
Please be reminded that no one should attend BCGEU buildings if they have active cold or flu-like symptoms.
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.
In March every year the United Nations commemorates two important days. The International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22) are celebrated together to focus attention on the fact that the health of these two natural elements are interconnected with the economic and social health of the entire population of our planet.
Forests cover one third of the global land mass and a...
March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, "Human Rights Day," to commemorate the lives that have been lost in the fight for democracy ...
The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is offering additional training through the BC Federation of Labour for government and labour code OHS worker representatives. These training sessions are for specific courses we do not offer through the BCGEU. The one or two day OHS course is a pre-requisite to the BC Federation of Labour OHS training.
Your employer must pay for you to...
Berta Cáceres, a prominent environmental activist, was assassinated in Honduras on March 3, and a witness to the assassination is being held against his will. We need people to urge both Canadian & Honduran authorities to take action and conduct a full investigation. Full details and letters to sign can be found on the CoDevelopment Canada website by clicking here.
UPDATE: There has been ...
Your store OH&S Committee is committed to having safe worksites. Properly filled out JAI forms are an essential part of doing so. Some of the problem areas during investigations include, but are not limited to the following:
Failure to complete and submit forms on time
Failure to identify all causes, especially root causes
No corrective measures determined
No delegation, timelines or...
Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?
If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.
Analysis of finding from a recent national poll commissioned and reported by the Globe and Mail misses the mark on public opinion regarding the sale of legal marijuana in B.C., according to results from a January 2016 poll of B.C. residents.
The January poll, commissioned by the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU), indicates that 58% of B.C. residents support/somewhat support...
DATE: Sunday, April 10, 2016
TIME: 11:00 am – Executive Meeting
12:00 pm – General Meeting
PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – Squamish Room
Suite 130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver
Our new office is across the street from the Renfrew Skytrain station.
If you are travelling by car and need underground parking, please phone or email the area office for instructions....
NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/campaigns/naosh_week/
This link will g...