Mask usage in BCGEU buildings
(Updated Apr 27, 2023)
Effective immediately, we are making a change to our building protocols regarding mask usage in our buildings.
Mask use is now optional in our buildings, including in common areas and meeting rooms.
Staff and visitors to BCGEU buildings may, of course, continue to use masks and other layers of protection based on their own comfort and risk factors. We ask that we respect others and wear masks if requested in groups.
Please be reminded that no one should attend BCGEU buildings if they have active cold or flu-like symptoms.
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 25, 2023BCGEU condemns City of Vancouver's decision to allow Yaletown OPS to close BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The City of Vancouver's decision last week to allow the lease at Thomus Donaghy Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) in Yaletown to expire in March 2024 will put lives at risk at a time when harm reduction services are needed more than ever. "We are i...
Statement from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith
Forty years after the dramatic worker occupation of the Tranquille Institution, its impact is still as meaningful and significant as it was then. It's a story of courage and a story of collective action.
Worker power cannot be understated: the historic 22-day occupation of Tranquille is a major piece of labour history that was made by working-cl...
It is with heavy hearts that our union mourns the loss of one of our BCGEU family who lost her life today fighting a wildfire outside of Revelstoke.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to her family and community, both at home and in the BC Wildfire Service.
B.C. wildland firefighters are renowned for their teamwork and incredible service to our communities. Each and every one is committed to ensuri...
Nominations are now open for shop stewards at the Liquor Distribution Branch, GLS 181 Broadmead, 777 Royal Oak Drive, Victoria. The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is: July 13, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Nomination forms must be submitted by email to: [email protected] Newly elected stewards are entitled to training at the Union's expense, including paid leave from work an...
Seniors' care workers in Chilliwack ratify new agreement
Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Lynnwood Retirement Residence have ratified their new collective agreement by a vote of 100%.
Over months of negotiations, these workers fought for a living wage that would address the soaring cost of living and put an end to high staff turnover at their facility.
The new ...