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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

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to announce the following winners of a 2016 BCGEU Scholars...

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 18, 2016

Save-On-Foods not allowed to sell wine in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS - In front of crowded chambers Kamloops council voted to deny the Save-On-Foods application which would have allowed sales of wine in their Sahali store. Read more...

May 18, 2016

Fort St. John Grocery Stores Not Likely Able To Sell Beer & Liquor

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – While new liquor laws introduced by the provincial government mean that grocery stores can now apply to sell alcohol, that most likely won’t be the situation at Fort St. John’s grocery stores for the foreseeable future. Read more...

May 18, 2016

Liquor store owners want buffer

Would it be legal and could the city enforce it? These are two questions Salmon Arm municipal council want answered in a future staff report on a requested bylaw to keep a minimum distance of one kilometre between future liquor retail outlets. This would include grocery stores that opt to sell wine, as is now permissible in B.C. Read more...

May 18, 2016

No grocery store booze sales in Pitt Meadows

The provincial government’s new liquor laws will allow for booze to be sold inside grocery stores, but Pitt Meadows council is about to restrict that. Read more...

May 18, 2016

Booze biz owners against Coquitlam rule changes

A group of pub and liquor store owners say their businesses will suffer if large grocery chains are allowed to sell booze in Coquitlam. Read more...

May 18, 2016

Vancouver shelves grocery store wine sales, for now

Vancouver council has shelved wine sales in grocery stores, at least until next year. Read more...

May 17, 2016

Meeting notice and nomination form 1st Vice Local 502 and FYI

COMPONENT: Retail Stores and Warehouse LOCAL: 502 DATE: Saturday, June 4, 2016 TIME: Executive Meeting – 11:00 a.m. to noon General Meeting – 1:00 p.m. PLACE: BCGEU North Island Area Office 106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo Local 502, (encompassing all LDB employees, regulars and auxiliaries, who are BCGEU members) from Ladysmith to Powell River. Local 502 will be holding a meeting on Satu...

May 16, 2016

All members in Haida Gwaii - Pension Seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important. You will then b...

May 13, 2016

Government Members on Haida Gwaii pension seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important.  You will then ...

May 11, 2016

Local 505 Members nominations for local executive

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive: The following Local Executive positions are now open for Nominations: 2nd Vice-Chairperson 2 Members-at-Large The term is for the remainder of a three-year term (ending early 2018).  Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations i...

May 05, 2016

Local 504 Enhanced Steward Training - Monday, May 30, 2016

I am writing to all of you today because as your local chair, I am inviting you to a day of education as well as networking. I have put together a full day agenda that I hope will help you in your job as stewards. Remember knowledge is power and when dealing with our employer, this can only help! We have a lot of new or fairly new stewards so we need to empower them when they go out and repres...

May 04, 2016

Component 5 Occupational Health and Safety Tip

May 2-8 is Mental Health Week Mental health is an important part of creating a healthy workplace. Fortunately, the stigma of mental health has begun to change and more and more people are willing to seek help. If you have concerns about your own mental health do not remain silent. Self-care There are many things you can do to maintain and improve your own mental health. Striking a balance...

May 04, 2016

BCGEU president’s statement re: Fort McMurray wildfire & $50k donation

NEW: The BCGEU has made a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross towards relief efforts. Like you, I’ve been watching the images and video footage from wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. It’s heartbreaking to see. The lives of those affected have been changed forever. We know some of our BCGEU members have loved ones and friends who’ve been impacted by the evacuation of a staggerin...

May 02, 2016

BC Federation of Labour "Stress in the Workplace" Course

The “Understanding and Preventing Stress in the Workplace” course will be offered at the Castlegar area office on Friday June 3, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be facilitated by a BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre facilitator. This course is designed to help identify stressors such as job demands, job control, lack of support, organization styles, bullying and lac...

May 02, 2016

Area 05 Stewards Educational Seminar – Pension Workshop

The Area 05 Cross Component Committee is pleased to invite you for a free education session regarding a Pension Workshop. This educational session will be useful for all BCGEU members who want more information related to Pensions and Pension Plans.     WHERE: Kamloops Area Office                    158 Oriole Road, Kamloops                   After hours entrance at right rear of building.    ...

May 02, 2016

Member to Member Campaign

Dear Local 501 Members: Each year, Local 501 gathers information from you through brief store visits by local activists. The primary purpose of this “Member to Member Campaign” is to gain insights into your labour relations concerns. 1.    Follow-up on our M-to-M Campaign in October 2015. 2.    All twenty of our Local 501 worksites were visited. 3.    Workload, scheduling, employment status, ...