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


February 01, 2018

BCGEU remembers Lorraine Logan - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorraine Logan who passed away on January 23, 2018. An activist through and through, and right up until the end, she was a champion of workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights and seniors' rights. Lorraine Logan grew up in Vancouver. Her family was smal...

January 31, 2018

Read the Winter 2018 issue of The Steward - BCGEU

In this issue, we look at a variety of topics to keep you up-to-date on issues that could affect your workplace, and the members you represent. Topics include the duty to accommodate and how it may arise through discrimination based on disability or family status; the employer's legal duty to protect members from harassment on the employer's social media platforms; the employee's duty to mitiga...

January 26, 2018

BCGEU Submission to Review of Professional Reliance - BCGEU

The government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. The day-to-day work of thousands of BCGEU members is shaped by this regulatory model, and many of our members have raised the alarm about its shortcomings.  In its present form, the professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading in some cases to the misman...

January 24, 2018

Local 503 Meeting General Meeting Notice - BCGEU

COMPONENT: 5 – Retail Stores and WarehouseLOCAL: 503DATE: Sunday, February 18, 2018TIME: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm – General Meeting for Local 503 MembersPLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room, Suite 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver AGENDA · Public Service & Component Bargaining Proposals for 18th Public Service & Component Agreements    Please come and share your ideas for...

January 18, 2018

Nomination for Vacant Positions for Local 0512 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (4 Positions) Member-At-Large (Young Worker)    The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 pm on Tuesday, Febr...

January 18, 2018

Nomination for Local 501 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive:    Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Members at Large (3 positions) Young Worker Member at Large (1 position for member under age 30)    The term is for three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. ...

January 18, 2018

Local 501 Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT:     Retail Stores & WarehouseLOCAL:               501DATE:                 Monday, February 26, 2018TIME:                 7:30 p.m.PLACE:               Second Floor Boardroom, Victoria Area Office                           Burnside Road Entrance  AGENDA Further consideration of Bargaining Proposals General Business  In solidarity,Robbie Clarke, 501 ChairpersonKim Shelley, Staf...

January 16, 2018

BCGEU and government reach agreement on parental leave - BCGEU

The BCGEU has reached agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding with the B.C. government on changes to public service maternity, parental and pre-adoption leave (Article 21), to align with federal government changes to EI regulations as noted below: Pregnant workers now have the ability to claim the existing 15 weeks of EI maternity benefits as early as 12 weeks before the expected week of c...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...