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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

December 17, 2020

Update: Buttons building pressure for essential pay - BCGEU

We are nearly three weeks into our public campaign to achieve essential pay for our essential work. By wearing our buttons, we're sending a clear message to our employer, BCLDB GM & CEO Blain Lawson, that it's time we received compensation for our government-deemed essential work. Your solidarity and courage to wear these buttons is commendable and critical – not just for winning this campa...

December 17, 2020

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers wear button on the job in demand for essenti...

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – As the second wave of the pandemic intensifies and British Columbians head into the holiday season, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) are ramping up their campaign to be recognized and compensated as essential workers. BCLDB workers will be wearing Essential Pay for Essential Wor...

December 17, 2020

Local 504 Members – LDB (Fleetwood Store) - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Jacob Wolff has been acclaimed into the positions of Steward at the Fleetwood Store of the Liquor Distribution Branch. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Jacob.   In solidarity   Kimberlee MacGregor                              Chad BlackeyL504 Chair                                             Staff Representative ...

December 16, 2020

Steward Election Results - Liquor Distribution Branch – Delta Warehouse - BCGEU

Please be advised that Opinder Sanghera, Tory Legare & Bradly Bennett have been elected as the three daytime stewards for the Liquor Distribution Branch – Delta WarehouseWe would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.Congratulations and welcome Bradly, Opi and Tory.In solidarityKeith Stone L503 Chair Sarah GeorgettiStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

December 14, 2020

BCGEU stands in solidarity with farmers in India

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union expresses solidarity with farmers, labour activists and other workers in India who are protesting dangerous new agricultural legislation that threatens the livelihoods of millions of families. In September, the Indian government quietly passed or amended three Farm Bills designed to deregulate agricultural markets and open them up to takeover by ...

December 01, 2020

Wearing your button for pandemic pay - BCGEU

You and your fellow colleagues have launched a campaign to push the employer and government for clarity: Will they deliver the respect they said you deserve, in the form of pandemic pay?To show our solidarity for each other and the respect we need to continue working in this pandemic, we are wearing a button every day at work until Blain Lawson, CEO of BCLDB, finds a way to provide us with pand...

November 30, 2020

New Book Recounts Worker-led Occupation at Tranquille - BCGEU

  UPDATE - It is with heavy hearts we have to tell you about the passing of our dear friend Gary Steeves, a true champion of working people, human rights and social justice.  The devastating news comes as we and Gary were celebrating another great achievement of his, the recent printing of his book, Tranquility Lost: The Occupation of Tranquille & Battle for Community Care. We are feeli...

November 25, 2020

Implementing mask mandate at BCLDB & BCCC worksites - BCGEU

As you know, the Provincial Health Officer issued an order on November 19 requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public and retail spaces by both staff and customers. The next day, November 20, the employer issued a directive to continue serving customers who are not wearing masks. Our union heard the confusion this directive caused and raised your concerns with the BC Public Service Agency (...