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

November 21, 2017

On the National Inquiry into into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and G...

On November 1, 2017 the commissioners for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls released their interim report, Our Women and Girls are Sacred. As an organization with standing in the Inquiry, the BCGEU has carefully reviewed the 118-page report which clearly demonstrates the enormous scope of the Inquiry. The report includes some very startling statistics – I...

November 21, 2017

B.C. liquor stores best to deal cannabis - BCGEU

The Daily Courier (Kelowna) Tue Nov 21 2017 It’s late afternoon and you receive a text message: ‘Friends coming for dinner. Pleasepick up wine.‘You pull into the neighbourhood liquor store, pick up a bottle of yourfavourite wine and head home. A familiar scene taking place across the province everyday. When you go into your local liquor store, you have confidence knowing that you’re buyinga qua...

November 20, 2017

­­B.C.’s fastest growing union launches housing affordability plan - BCGEU

­­B.C.'s fastest growing union launches housing affordability plan     Following the launch of a campaign on housing affordability earlier this month, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a report detailing recommendations on how the province can solve the housing affordability crisis.   The Building an Affordable B.C. report provides recommendations aimed at ta...

November 18, 2017

Human Rights Commission - BCGEU

As you may be aware, the province has been undertaking steps to reinstate the BC Human Rights Commission. The BCGEU is pleased to hear that the provincial government is taking this step and that the province has called on all British Columbians to engage in the process by sharing their thoughts and opinions on what the commission should look like. The BCGEU has developed a submission that bring...

November 15, 2017

Vaughn Palmer: Pot legislation likely to tie up B.C. cabinet this spring - BCGEU

VICTORIA - While the New Democrats prepare to do their share on marijuana legalization, they are also lobbying Ottawa to preserve the province's position as one of the leading producers of what has been called B.C.'s largest cash crop. "The reality is this," said Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, lead minister on the file for B.C. "We have had in this province an industry that's been in place f...

November 15, 2017

B.C. legislature is going to pot - BCGEU

There is a runaway freight train barrelling down the track at all provincial governments, and the young B.C. NDP government is no exception to its impact. I'm referring to the looming legalization of recreational marijuana, which will create a hornet's nest of problems at the provincial government level.   Read more...                

November 09, 2017

New Westminster delves into new pot regulations - BCGEU

How old should people be to legally smoke marijuana? Where should people be able to buy pot? What should the government do to address drug-impaired driving? These are some of the questions the city is pondering in preparation for the new federal Cannabis Act, which will make the production, sale and possession of non-medical cannabis legal across Canada by next summer.     Read more...

November 09, 2017

BCGEU out of gate early with public service bargaining conferences - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is ramping up pre-bargaining efforts by conducting bargaining conferences this week, even though most collective agreements aren't set to expire until 2019. Delegates from across the province gathered in Vancouver to hammer out bargaining priorities for upcoming negotiations, which are expected to take place in the new year. "...

November 09, 2017

BCGEU out of gate early with public service bargaining conferences - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is ramping up pre-bargaining efforts by conducting bargaining conferences this week, even though most collective agreements aren't set to expire until 2019. Delegates from across the province gathered in Vancouver to hammer out bargaining priorities for upcoming negotiations, which are expected to take place in the new year. "...

November 09, 2017

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) announced for 2018 - BCGEU

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) announced for 2018 The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2018. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations. Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.4 per cent increase, which amounts to $0.1212 per hour. The ESD was negotiated in collective agreements c...

November 09, 2017

Ready or Not, Recreational Marijuana Use Is Coming to Canada - BCGEU

TIVERTON, Ontario - Behind a forbidding high-security fence topped with razor wire, Supreme Pharmaceuticals is busy preparing for the legal marijuana trade, with workers expanding a greenhouse complex where the lucrative crop grows. But while Supreme looks like it will be ready for the day when prohibition ends, Canada's governments still have a lot of work to do.   Read more...

November 08, 2017

Aboriginal Veterans Day - BCGEU

On November 8th we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist in higher proportion than any other group in Canada.  The BCGEU is honored this year to sponsor the luncheon for veterans at the Vancouver A...

October 30, 2017

West Kelowna wants pot sold only by government - BCGEU

Marijuana should be sold only in government-controlled stores when the drug is legalized next summer, West Kelowna council says. A tight regulatory framework is preferable to a free-market approach, at least in the initial stages of the drug's legalization, city councillors said Tuesday.   Read more...

October 27, 2017

You're Invited - Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Afr...

BCGEU members are invited to join the Stephen Lewis Foundation for this event at Langara College in November:   The Stephen Lewis Foundation is proud to announce the publication of: Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  A SECOND BOOK LAUNCH FOR VANCOUVER – JOIN US! Thursday, November 9, 2017 Event is from 7-9:00 pm Langara College (100 West 4...