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 06, 2016

Worksite visits – Monday June 13 to Thursday June 16, 2016

Hello Sisters and Brothers! Just a quick note to let you know that Kimberlee MacGregor your Component  5 Vice President and Lara Stroud, your Local Chairperson, will be conducting worksite visits in June.  Please see below for dates in your ar Monday June 13th, 2016 Kitimat Liquor Store 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm       Tuesday June 14th, 2016 Queen Charlotte City Liquor Store 11:30 am to 1:30...

June 02, 2016

Despite backlash, Kamloops councillors stand by wine-sales decision

Kamloops city councillors say they aren’t interested in revisiting a decision to ban Save-On-Foods from selling B.C. wine on the shelves in its Sahali store. Read more...

June 01, 2016

Workplace first aid requirements

First aid is an important element of workplace health and safety. This includes having the correct equipment, procedures and trained people in place to respond in the event of a workplace injury. Here are the basic first aid requirements under the Workers Compensation Act:  (1) The employer must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies, facilities, first aid attendants and services...

June 01, 2016

Member Update - June 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 VP Dean Purdy update members on ongoing union campaigns. *You can also view the video on the BCGEU YouTube channel

May 30, 2016

Local 505 meeting

DATE: June 13, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PLACE: 158 Oriole Road, Kamloops (Valleyview)             Evening Entrance AGENDA     Everyone Welcome. Light dinner provided. Please RSVP by June 10, 2016 to area05@bcgeu.ca.          Regular order of business Reports UNIFOR467/MoveUP

May 30, 2016

OHS Representatives in the province right to refuse unsafe work

Recent incidents at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam have highlighted the need for workers to be made aware of their rights and duties under the Worker’s Compensation Act in carrying out their work. On May 23, BCGEU members were injured while transporting a patient from the Royal Columbian Hospital back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. A preliminary investigation has been conduc...

May 27, 2016

2016 BCGEU Scholarship Winners

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 26, 2016

Election Results for Local 505 Executive

The results of the Local 505 Chairperson Election are as follows: Steve West has been acclaimed as your Local 505 2nd Vice-Chairperso Logan Spiess has been acclaimed as your Local 505 Member-at-Large. Congratulations and welcome to the Local Executive, Logan and Steve! Please Note: Nominations will remain open for the following positions until such time as a nomination is received to f...

May 20, 2016

The National Union's scholarship program for 2016

Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016. Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...

May 20, 2016

Free pensions webinars

Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.   Capital stewardship Friday, June 10 10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time) Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...

May 20, 2016

OHS Committee Representatives in Component 5 - Dedicated Government 2 Day OHS...

The LDB and the BCGEU have added three Dedicated Occupational Health and Safety courses for our members that work in Component 5. These courses are for OHS Committee Representatives that have not taken their basic training or for those OHS reps who may need a refresher after taking the basic course over three years  ago.  Here are the courses: June 8/9 (Kamloops) Pacific Inn & Suites, 182...

May 19, 2016

Members of the Liquor Distribution Branch - Worksite Visits

Local Chair of Component 5, Stefanie Caplette will be conducting worksite visits at the Liquor Distribution Branches in the Peace Region. Her schedule is as follows: May 24th, 2016 Chetwynd – 1:30 pm Hudson's Hope – 3:00 pm May 25th, 2016 Fort Nelson – 12:00 noon Fort St. John – 5:00 pm May 26th, 2016 Dawson Creek – 10:00 am Tumbler Ridge – 12:30 pm She will be speaking to members, up...

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to announce the following winners of a 2016 BCGEU Scholars...

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...