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


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 ...

January 15, 2018

Les Leyne: Crunch time nears for legalized pot - BCGEU

Less that six months before the start of the legal marijuana era begins, here's what the B.C. government has decided when it comes to how to handle it: The minimum age for consumption and possession will be 19, Wholesales distribution will be handled by the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch, Retail sales will go through some mix of public and private stores. There's a bit more to this than just...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...