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

April 19, 2018

REVISED - Local 509 Executive & Stewards - BCGEU

Further to the recent elections for both Stewards and your Local 509 Executive, the results are as follows: Stewards Castlegar: Nakusp:  Trail: Kerrie Abietkoff Deborah Godtmark Tammy Issel Judy Keus Nelson:   Grand Forks: Heather Lippert   Mona Parsons Cathy Prive   Kaslo: Ana Treijs   Rose-Blanche Hudon Rossland:   Denise Kyler-Funk Anne Evans     If you have any questions...

April 16, 2018

Honouring killed and injured workers on Day of Mourning – April 28 - BCGEU

In 2017, 158 workers lost their lives to workplace injury or disease. Please join us in honouring their memory on the Day of Mourning, April 28. Many BCGEU members will be attending Day of Mourning events in communities around our province. Some members will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Many will be there to show solidarity and empathy for those who have ...

April 16, 2018

Nomination results for your Local Executive - BCGEU

We want to take this opportunity to advise and congratulate Sydney Rickaby (Local 0511/10/06 2nd Vice Chair) and Dianne Lane (Local 0511/10/06 Recording Secretary) on their new positions. Your Executive with the results are as follows: Chair Ellen Nicholson 1st Vice Chair Michelle Tott 2nd Vice Chair Sydney Rickaby Secretary Treasurer VACANT Recording Secretary Dianne Lane Member-At-Large (Area...

April 13, 2018

Government to Recognize PTSD & Mental Health Claims for First Responders: Cor...

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement that first responders including Sheriffs and Correctional Officers will receive greater access to mental health support.  On Wednesday, BC Labour Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to the Workers Compensation Act. These amendments -- called a presumptive clause -- will be introduced this week and, if approved by the legislature,...

April 13, 2018

Government action for renters and tenants a welcome relief in middle of housi...

VANCOUVER – This week the government of British Columbia announced new initiatives to strengthen protections for renters. BCGEU welcomes these long overdue changes, and applauds the government for continuing to take initiative on the housing file. "Increasing protections for those facing eviction is an important step in making B.C. more affordable for renters," noted BCGEU president Stephanie S...

April 12, 2018

BCGEU and B.C. Government to begin bargaining new contract for members in the...

The BCGEU has accepted an offer from the B.C. Government to begin negotiations aimed at concluding a new collective agreement with members in the B.C. public service. The existing contract between the BCGEU and the B.C. Government expires on March 31, 2019. It covers roughly 27,000 employees in the public service around the province. "We're pleased to begin the bargaining process now," said BCG...

April 10, 2018

Nomination results for your Local 506/510/511 Executive - BCGEU

We want to take this opportunity to advise and congratulate Michelle Tott (Local 0511/10/06 1st Vice Chair) and Robin April (Local 0511/10/06 Member at Large – Young Workers) on their new positions. Your Executive with the results are as follows:  Chair:  Ellen Nicholson  1st Vice Chair:  Michelle Tott  2nd Vice Chair:  VACANT  Secretary Treasurer:  VACANT  Recording Secretary:  VA...

April 10, 2018

BCLDB (VDC Warehouse) Shop Stewards - BCGEU

The shop stewards in the BCLDB VDC Warehouse are below: VDC Warehouse – Day shift  Sukhwinder Chib  Aman Kambo Raman Rattan VDC Warehouse – Afternoon shift Harbinder Singh  Erica Cardarelli Keith Stone VDC Warehouse – Graveyard shift Paul Brown  Danny Chow Francis DaSilva In solidarityFateh Born, Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

April 10, 2018

April 12th Jersey Day - BCGEU

Staff and the Senior Leadership at the BCGEU will be wearing their jerseys to show support and respect for the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12 2018. We hope you do too!   UWU/MoveUP

April 10, 2018

Component 5 Executive Election Revised - BCGEU

**********REVISED**********   On March 28, 2018, Component 5 representatives from across the province met and elected a new executive. The results of the election are as follows:   Vice President – Kusam Doal (503) 1st Vice Chair – Paul Brown (503) 2nd Vice Chair – Matt Robinson (501) Treasurer – Margie Edmondson (507) Recording Secretary – Christina Younie (503)   Members-at-Large: Shannon Dud...

April 09, 2018

‘Honeymoon phase is over’ at Okanagan Correctional Centre - BCGEU

"The honeymoon phase is over." That's the sentiment of Dean Purdy, head of the B.C. Government Employees Union's corrections division, but it appears to apply beyond staff at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. Official complaints filed by inmates against the jail nearly doubles that of any other jail in the province.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 05, 2018

Local 508 Executive Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following members form the Local 508 Executive: Chairperson                Tanya Fralick1st Vice Chairperson    Thomas SloanYouth Member             Selena Dubois   Positions that are vacant: 2nd Vice ChairpersonTreasurerRecording SecretaryMember-at-Large (up to 4)     These positions will remain vacant until appointments are made. Attached is a nomination form which ...

April 04, 2018

PSPP changes illustrator now available for download - BCGEU

  Following the announcement of changes to the Public Service Pension Plan on March 16, 2018, the BCGEU has urged the Pension Corporation to make an online pension calculator available, to allow members to compare their pensions under the old and new plans. We are happy to report that the Public Service Pension Plan now has a Plan Changes Illustrator file available for download, which allows me...

April 04, 2018

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes 75 new members following a merger between two seniors' care facilities in Greater Victoria. On April 1, 2018 Rest Haven Lodge, which will continue to operate 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, merged with Broadmead Care Society where the BCGEU already represents over 400 workers.  "Broadmead Care Society is a n...

April 03, 2018

Safety Tip of the Month - April 2018 - BCGEU

WORKPLACE FREE OF DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT   Everyone has the fundamental right to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. In your Public Service Agreement you will find Articles 1.7, 1.8, and 1.9 that will assist you with understanding your rights. The BC Human Rights Code also prohibits sexual harassment and other types of discrimination based on grounds like age, ancestry, co...

March 29, 2018

Component 5 Executive Election - BCGEU

On March 28, 2018, Component 5 representatives from across the province met and elected a new executive. The results of the election are as follows:   Vice President – Kusam Doal (503)1st Vice Chair – Paul Brown (503)2nd Vice Chair – Matt Robinson (501)Treasurer – Margie Edmondson (507)Recording Secretary – Christina Younie (503)   Members-at-Large: Shannon Dudley (501) Kimberlee MacGregor (504...