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

March 16, 2018

Updated information on improvements to your Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP)...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Board of Trustees has announced a landmark change to the plan design of the PSPP. The BCGEU has a long history of negotiating and advocating for pensions for our members in all sectors. Over the last few years, the BCGEU, as the Plan Partner representative for the PSPP, has engaged the Government Partner on potential plan design improvements. It has ...

March 15, 2018

BCGEU calls on government to guarantee protections for vulnerable seniors.

Over the last year the BCGEU and other organizations have raised questions about the sale of B.C.-based Retirement Concepts to the international conglomerate, Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. – a Chinese-based investor with expansive international holdings.  Retirement Concepts currently operates 21 care homes in B.C., with over two and a half thousand workers which are represented by both the ...

March 14, 2018

Local 509 Executive & Stewards - BCGEU

To:                  All Local 509 MembersRe:                  Local 509 Executive & Stewards  Due to the recent elections for both Stewards and your Local 509 Executive, the results are as follows:Stewards Castlegar:       Kerrie Abietkoff                         Judy KeusGrand Forks:  Mona ParsonsNakusp:          Deborah GodtmarkNelson:           Heather Lippert                        Ana...

March 13, 2018

Warehouse Positions Available! - BCGEU

Warehouse Positions Available!   The Distribution Centres, located in both Vancouver and Kamloops, have entry-level auxiliary opportunities in Shipping, Receiving, Assembly and Inventory Control. We are accepting applications for additional auxiliary warehouse positions in our fast paced distribution center located in Vancouver. Please note in the summer of 2018 we expect to move our distributi...

March 13, 2018

Election results for your Local 0511/10/06 Executive - BCGEU

The election process for your Local Executive positions closed on March 12, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidate. Congratulations to Ellen Nicholson (Local Chair) on her new position.Your Executive with the results are as follows: ·     Chair Ellen Nicholson ·     1st Vice Chair VACANT ·     2nd Vice Ch...

March 12, 2018

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Member Engagement For...

The BCGEU has been granted standing at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) allowing it to make a formal written submission to the public inquiry as an organization. BCGEU members from across the province have valuable front-line knowledge and experience to contribute through their role in delivering services and supports for vulnerable Indigenous ch...

March 12, 2018

Social Work Week 2018 - BCGEU

March 11th – 17th is Social Work Week in B.C. This week the vital role of social workers is in focus as we celebrate Social Work Week in B.C. Social workers in the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) assist more than 150 000 children, youth and families each year. "In addition to their important and demanding work, social workers have been tireless advocates for system-wide impro...

March 09, 2018

New wage grids for members covered under the Public Service Master agreement....

New wage grids are available for members covered under the Public Service Master agreement. These wage grids reflect the Feb 4/18 1% salary increase as well as the ESD adjustment which was effective on the same date. In addition, the April 1/18 grid has the next .5% increase built in.  This leaves the final wage increase of 1% in this term which is due on Feb 3/19.  “These wage grid increases a...

March 09, 2018

Child advocate report underlines need for transformative change to Indigenou...

A B.C. Children's Representative report that criticizes attempts to restrict an Indigenous woman's parental access clearly shows that we need to change the way services are delivered in Indigenous communities, the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) said today. "Bernard Richard's report identifies a child apprehension policy, put in place by the previous government, that is in urg...

March 07, 2018

Local 503 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

The election process for your Local Executive positions closed on March 5, 2018 and the ballot count took place on March 6, 2018.  Please be advised of the Local 503 Executive election results: • Chairperson                     Keith Stone - kstone200014@gmail.com  • 1st Vice Chairperson       Paul Brown  - sockeye0@yahoo.com  • 2nd Vice Chairperson      Kelly Smith - eastsidesmith01@gmail.com ...

March 07, 2018

International Women’s Day: Time to #PressforProgress - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized internationally on March 8th each year to celebrate the global achievements of women and the extraordinary role women have played in their communities and across the world. Despite these successes, we are faced with continued inequality and there is still much to be done. Let's continue to move forward – not backward - on women's rights and equality...