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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

June 05, 2020

OHS Tip: Joint Accident/Incident Investigations (JAIs) - BCGEU

OHS Tip: Joint Accident/Incident Investigations (JAIs)Please print and post in your workplace for your fellow Component 5 members.Your occupational health and safety (OHS) is your union’s priority – during a pandemic and always. This monthly OHS bulletin offers tips to help you prevent and treat injuries on the job. Our focus this month is Joint Accident/Incident Investigations (JAIs). What is ...

June 05, 2020

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksites - BCGEU

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksitesYou are receiving this hazard alert as an OHS representative of BCGEU members. Please inform your colleagues of the following information. Due to supply issues, some manufacturers of hand sanitizer are substituting food-grade ethanol with technical-grade ethanol – which contains toxicological properties including carcinogenicity and should NOT be used on...

May 29, 2020

Sign the petition – The BCGEU calls for the inclusion of LDB workers in the p...

On May 19th, the B.C. government released details of a federal-provincial cost-shared pandemic pay program to temporarily top up wages of some essential workers but left out BC Liquor Store, BC Cannabis Store, and Distribution Centre workers who have been on the frontlines throughout the pandemic.  Essential workers like you, who have faced increased risk, cost and inconvenience to serve your c...

May 28, 2020

Glass Lewis endorses shareholder motion questioning Thomson Reuters’s (NYSE, ...

Burnaby – One of the world's leading independent proxy advisory firms, Glass Lewis, has recommended that Thomson Reuters (NYSE, TSX: TRI) shareholders vote FOR a proposal filed by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU). The proposal calls on the Thomson Reuters board to produce a human rights report that addresses the impacts of contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforceme...

May 27, 2020

Eligibility for premium pay for BCGEU members in the B.C. public service - BCGEU

Eligibility for premium pay for BCGEU members in the B.C. public service   We have received messages from our membership asking why they were excluded from the premium pay offering. We are also disappointed more sectors were not included and rest assured, we're continuing to speak to the government about expanding it. We are not able to answer some of the questions we've received because we don...

May 22, 2020

Your union and WorkSafeBC guidance for re-opening - BCGEU

Your union and WorkSafeBC guidance for re-opening  Over the past 10 days, your union's executive, component vice presidents and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) team provided input to the Workers' Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC) as they developed guidance for sectors that are re-opening, as per the B.C. government's Restart Plan.  We provided feedback on protocols and best practices to help...

May 21, 2020

An update from VP, Kusam Doal on the pandemic pay program - BCGEU

Earlier this week, the B.C. government released details of a federal-provincial cost-shared pandemic pay program to top up wages of some essential workers temporarily. Although many essential workers will be supported through the pandemic pay program, many will not. Negotiation with the B.C. government was not on the table, but the BCGEU pushed hard to ensure that the broadest range of essentia...