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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.

August 05, 2016

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Members - Refuse Unsafe Work

BCGEU members that work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam continue to face unacceptable levels of violence and risk of serious injury. Our members were directed by the employer to release patients from seclusion rooms in spite of contrary advice by the care team. The patients were secluded due to incidents of violence against other patients and workers. They were still exhibitin...

July 28, 2016

2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th. This course will be held at the BCGEU area office, 8555 - 198A Street Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers,...

July 27, 2016

LDB Store (39th & Cambie) Steward Nominations

Steward nominations are now open at your worksite. There are 2 position(s) open Deadline for nominations is August 26, 2016. Please fill out attached nomination forms and return to the Lower Mainland Area Office by August 26, 2016 at: Lower Mainland Area Office Suite 130 2920 Virtual Way Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4 Or via facsimile (604-215-1404) Sarah Fawns Staff Representative Download PDF ...