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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 01, 2021

October Safety Tip – Using Box Cutters Safely - BCGEU

Box cutters are great tools for slicing through bulky material quickly and easily. They are also versatile because the retractable blades allow you to modify the blade length depending on the thickness of the material being cut. In spite of their convenience, box cutters pose a hazard since the blades are very sharp, and we don’t generally think of these as requiring special precautions! Preven...

October 28, 2021

BC Liquor Store #003 Fort ST. John - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Nominations closed October 23, 2021 at midnight for election of Steward at BC Liquor Store #003 Fort St. John. Jodi Comeau and Kristina Harris are the members nominated for worksite 10215 100 St.Please join us in welcoming Kristina and Jodi in their role as worksite Steward!In Solidarity, Kathy WeaverStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

October 26, 2021

Local 503 working at LDB - Right to have a steward present - BCGEU

When do I need to contact a steward?It has come to our attention that some members may be attending meetings, which resulted in a negative outcome, without having a shop steward present.As per Clause 10.8 of the 18th Main Public Service Agreement, you have the right to have a steward present for any meeting with your supervisor or manager, which you believe may be "the basis of disciplinary act...

October 24, 2021

BCGEU members at LifeLabs reach tentative agreement – vote to go to membershi...

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at LifeLabs have reached a tentative agreement with their employer in the early hours of Sunday, October 24.   The member bargaining committee is consolidating details of the tentative agreement for presentation to members on Monday. Following details being shared, BCGEU members at LifeLabs will vot...

October 22, 2021

1,550 BCGEU members launch job action against LifeLabs - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 22, 2021  1,550 BCGEU members launch job action against LifeLabs BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) –B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at LifeLabs across B.C. will commence job action at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 22. The union served 72-hours strike notice on Wednesday, October 19 after several months of negotiations failed to secure a new...

October 20, 2021

LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 20, 2021 LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) have issued 72-hour strike notice to LifeLabs as of 7:00 p.m., October 19, 2021. This action follows several months of negotiations, 30 days at the bargaining table and eight days of mediation. The main outstanding iss...

October 14, 2021

BC Parks OHS Reps, September 22 meeting follow-up - BCGEU

You’re receiving this email as an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) member representative within BC Parks. Please forward this email to other BC Parks worker OHS reps that did not receive it, and let them know they can update their contact information with the BCGEU here.A big thanks to all who joined our September 22 meeting of BC Parks OHS worker reps. We had a very good turnout, and there...

October 12, 2021

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2022 - BCGEU

Each year, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) offers input into next year's provincial budget by making recommendations in a written submission to the B.C. government's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. These recommendations reflect the voice of our union's 80,000 members, based on direct input from the BCGEU's senior elected leadership.Last week, our union pr...

October 07, 2021

All Public Service BCGEU Members - Update - BCGEU

We would like to share more information about the recently announced vaccine policy.  Our union's role is to protect your rights as laid out in the collective agreement and ensure members who require representation, receive it. Our responsibilities include fighting for workplace safety, as well as accommodations for workers who cannot get vaccinated for legitimate medical grounds protected by t...

October 07, 2021

Component 5- Completing your bargaining survey - BCGEU

You should have received an email on September 22 prompting you to complete the B.C. Public Service 2022 Bargaining Survey. As you know, you're one of 30,000 workers employed in B.C.'s public service, and our collective agreements with the Province of British Columbia are due to expire March 31, 2022. As part of the bargaining process, your input is needed to help determine priorities.As your r...