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Component 5 includes members who work for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch in retail stores and related warehouse operations.


January 21, 2016

Statement on First Nations Supreme Court ruling

The BCGEU enthusiastically supports the January 13 B.C. Supreme Court decision in favour of the Gitga’at First Nation and Coastal First Nations. This decision ruled that the B.C. government has completely failed in its duty to consult with First Nations on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project.   The court said it was not “reasonable or correct” for the province to sign over the enviro...

January 20, 2016

OHS Training in Kelowna Area

To all Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Kelowna Area "Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, February 24 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, February 25. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 1064 Borden Ave, Kelowna from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the re...

January 20, 2016

OHS Committee Training in Vancouver

To all Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Lower Mainland "Ergonomics" will be held on Tueday, February 16 and "Joint OHS Committee Course" will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb 23-24. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Ergonomics course you will learn: Requirements of the ergonomics regulation H...

January 19, 2016

Local 501 Executive

I am pleased to announce the results of nominations received for the vacant positions on your Local 501 Executive: Treasurer                                        Shannon Dudley Recording Secretary                       Jen Warnock Young Worker Member-at-Large    Rostislav Artiushenkov Please join us in congratulating your new Local Executive members! Download PDF of this notice here. In s...

January 18, 2016

January 2016 Safety Tip of the Month: Dealing with Shoplifters

For the month of January, let's review “knowing your space” and what to do if you notice a shoplifter. Once again, LDB employees are being asked to do more with less. To prevent shoplifting, deterrence is best. The first thing you can do is have a look at who is coming into your store – greet them and offer assistance. If you notice a customer is "struggling" with the products, offer them a ...

January 14, 2016

Just Film Festival coming up in February

The Just Film Festival features social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the planet. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action by spotlighting issues both local and global. It will also include a Social Justice Bazaar, on Saturday February 13th. Visit the festival website for more information about ...

January 13, 2016

Local 505 membership meeting - February 3, 2016

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PLACE: 158 Oriole Road, Kamloops (Valleyview), Evening Entrance AGENDA Everyone Welcome. Light dinner provided. Please RSVP by February 2, 2016 to [email protected] REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS  REPORTS ALL LOCAL 505 MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!   To attend by conference call, dial 1 (866) 562-0090-toll free at the meeting's start time. When asked for the Co...

January 11, 2016

Area 04 stewards' training

COURSE: Stewards' Training WHEN: February 16-18, 2016 WHERE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office, 8555 198A Street, Langley TIME: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Please note: our gate and office do not open until 8:30 am REGISTRATION: Please call our office at 604-882-0111 or toll free at 1-888-991-6062 or respond by email to [email protected] as soon as possible to register for t...

January 08, 2016

BCGEU opposes renters’ dispute fee hike imposed by B.C. Government

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is speaking out against a fee increase to rental tenants seeking a dispute resolution through the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB). The new fee took effect on Jan. 1. A renter filing a dispute resolution application with the RTB will now have to pay $100. That’s up from $50. An appeal review will now cost $50, up from $25. “British Col...