B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

October 07, 2019

BCGEU announces financial support for UNITE HERE Local 40 members’ historic s...

  VANCOUVER-In September UNITE HERE Local 40 members initiated their first strike at downtown Vancouver hotels in 20 years as part of their ongoing fight with their employers-the Hyatt, the Westin Bayshore, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and the Pinnacle-for collective agreements that would provide safety, stability and fair compensation. Since the beginning of the strike UNITE HERE Local 40's pic...

October 03, 2019

Ferry workers support Kootenay Lake community rally to save inland ferry serv...

October 3, 2019 BCGEU members working on the Kootenay Lake ferry will support a community rally to raise awareness for the unsustainability of the inland ferry service. The "Unity Sailing & Rally" will take place on Friday, October 4 at 3 p.m. at the Kootenay Bay ferry landing. The organizers' goal, according to a media release posted on Facebook, is to "take a stand for a safe, reliable, s...

October 01, 2019

Component 1 members grieve the loss of longtime friend, fellow officer and un...

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the sudden loss of one of our members and good friends, CJ Conroy, to cancer this week. CJ was a long-time workplace union activist. He served the membership at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) as a shop steward for 20 years and as the first vice-chairperson of Local 101 for 15 years. CJ was dedicated to supporting, represen...

September 30, 2019

503 Stewards - Investigation Meetings and Step 1 Meetings - BCGEU

It has come to your Union's attention that there may be some confusion in respect to attending investigation and Step 1 meetings with members.    2.6 Recognition and Rights of Stewards (c) A steward, or their alternate, shall obtain the permission of their immediate supervisor before leaving their work to perform their duties as a steward. Leave for this purpose shall be with pay. Such permissi...

September 25, 2019

Call for Steward Nominations - LDB Castlegar - BCGEU

Steward nominations are now open for two steward positions at the Liquor Distribution Branch in Castlegar.  If you are interested in becoming a shop steward, please add your name to the posted nomination form and have a co-worker nominate you. Nominations will close on Friday, October 25, 2019.Please return the nomination form to the BCGEU West Kootenay Area Office via fax: 250-365-9971 or emai...

September 25, 2019

Call for Steward Nominations - LDB Grand Forks - BCGEU

Steward nominations are now open for one steward position at the Liquor Distribution Branch in Grand Forks.  If you are interested in becoming a shop steward, please add your name to the posted nomination form and have a co-worker nominate you. Nominations will close on Friday, October 25, 2019.Please return the nomination form to the BCGEU West Kootenay Area Office via fax: 250-365-9971 or ema...

September 25, 2019

Call for Steward Nominations - LDB New Denver - BCGEU

Steward nominations are now open for one steward position at the Liquor Distribution Branch in New Denver.  If you are interested in becoming a shop steward, please add your name to the posted nomination form and have a co-worker nominate you. Nominations will close on Friday, October 25, 2019.Please return the nomination form to the BCGEU West Kootenay Area Office via fax: 250-365-9971 or emai...

September 24, 2019

Update on Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Colum...

This morning, the Cullen Commission announced its ruling on applications for Participant Standing. I'm very pleased to let you know that, out of 20 applicants, your union is one of 16 granted standing. This means that our members can continue to support the critical work of the Commission as it fulfills its mandate to look at the full scope of money laundering in B.C. While the BCGEU has suppor...