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.
Reminder: Voting on your collective agreement closes on Monday, October 17th at 5 p.m. Be sure to have your say and cast your ballot! If you haven't received your voting credentials, the deadline to request them is 11:59 PM tomorrow, Friday October 14th. Before requesting credentials, please check your spam or junk folder to see if an email from [email protected] is already there. If you ca...
At the close of the nomination period, Local 501 now has a new 1st Vice-Chairperson. I would like to Congratulate Linden Ehrenberg-Smith for being acclaimed in this position and welcome him to Local 501.
Below is your new Local 501 Executive
Linden Ehrenberg-Smith - acclaimed
At the close of the nomination period, Local 501 now has a new 1st Vice-Chairperson. I would like to Congratulate Linden Ehrenberg-Smith for being acclaimed in this position and welcome him to Local 501. Below is your new Local 501 Executive Chairperson Shannon Dudley 1st Vice-Chairperson Linden Ehrenberg-Smith - acclaimed 2nd Vice-Chairperson Vacant Treasurer Vacant Recording Secretary Va...
E-voting kicked off Monday – what you need to knowVoting for your tentative agreement kicked off on Monday morning, and over 10,600 members have cast ballots! Thank you to those of you who have voted early – it's essential that every single member of our bargaining unit has their say on our agreement. Voting is open until 5 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022. For those of you who have not voted y...
Ratification update Over the last two weeks, your bargaining committee has hosted 13 Telephone Town Halls (TTH) and webinars, where nearly 10,000 members of your bargaining unit participated and had the opportunity to hear directly from the committee about your tentative agreement. Watch the webinar here in case you missed it. We’ve developed an FAQ based on the questions from the TTHs and webi...
Tomorrow is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and union encourages all members to take the day to learn, reflect and participate in events going on in our communities. Learn and Reflect - Reconciliation is an ongoing process, and in addition to the events that are occurring tomorrow, our union has gathered a variety of resources including suggestions of some Indigenous business...
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:
1st Vice Chairperson
2nd Vice Chairperson
2 Member at Large positions
1 Young Worker
The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office or Shannon Dudley, Chairperson Local 501 via email:[email protected]
It’s here — the comprehensive ratification bulletin we promised. It contains the information you need to understand the tentative agreements (for both the main agreement and your component agreement) with your employer with confidence. These tentative agreements come after nearly eight months of bargaining and historic job action that lasted over two weeks. Click here to download...
Since announcing the tentative agreement (TA) on September 6 and distributing the highlights of the TA, bargaining committee members have had many questions about how the general wage increase (GWI) in the TA compares to the employer's proposed GWI that was on the table at the time the strike vote was taken in the spring. We want to clarify that the employer's proposed GWI-the one that prompted...
As promised with the release of the tentative agreement highlights earlier this week, a comprehensive ratification document--including full text of the main agreement and component agreements as well as resources to help members understand the impact of those agreements—will be emailed out to every member of the bargaining unit by the middle of next week. The attached spreadsheet—which illustra...