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

January 13, 2017

Chilliwack volunteers sought for ambitious project to interview every senior ...

Older people living in long-term care homes are often overlooked, forgotten behind the walls. An ambitious project taken on by the province's Office of the Seniors Advocate aims to change that by interviewing all 27,000 residents in 303 care homes across the province. Read More...

January 10, 2017

Local 501 Union Meeting

COMPONENT:   Retail Stores & Warehouse LOCAL:             501 – General Meeting DATE:              Tuesday, January 31, 2017 TIME:               7:30 pm PLACE:             BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas St.)                         2nd Floor Members Lounge      AGENDA Resolutions to the Triennial BCGEU Convention in June Discussion of Pay Rates Committee Reports General B...

January 10, 2017

Metro Vancouver seniors' care workers face more struggles with icy streets

Volunteers and homecare workers are bracing for another tough week caring for the city's homebound seniors as temperatures are predicted to drop again Monday night.   Read more...

January 10, 2017

Icy road conditions are posing a danger to home care workers

BURNABY (NEWS1130) - Worries about injuries to homecare workers have increased dramatically in the past month as a result of icy road conditions. Read more...

January 10, 2017

Convention 2017: Guidelines for FT Officer and Exec VP Candidates' Election C...

1. No funds or assistance in kind will be contributed from the Union, Components, Locals or Cross Component Committees other than that specified in the guidelines. There will be no Component hospitality suites during Convention. 2. Declared candidates will have an opportunity to have a picture and a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words in a special election issue of The Provincial....

January 10, 2017

North Cowichan council votes against liquor in groceries

The sale of liquor in grocery stores in North Cowichan will continue to be prohibited. That’s the decision that the municipality came to after a lengthy discussion at the council meeting on Dec. 21   Read more...

January 03, 2017

New BCGEU Pension Plan - BC Target Benefit Pension Plan

Download PDF of BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Booklet 2017 November Newsletter

December 16, 2016

Government’s announcement to ban asbestos: Groups express support but asbesto...

Immediate Release                                                                        December 15, 2016 Toronto – The federal government’s announcement to ban asbestos has been highly anticipated over the past few days. Groups expressed its support to the announcement but notes their expectation for additional federal work needed to fully achieve protection from asbestos for all Canadians. ...

December 14, 2016

BCGEU won’t stop lobbying for pot in liquor stores, despite federal Task Forc...

They aren’t giving up. “We feel that the report really is just sort of the beginning of the conversation, and not the end,” says Stephanie Smith, President of the BC Government and Service Employees Union, reacting to the Federal Task Force on Legalizing Marijuana recommending that recreational pot not be sold in liquor stores. Read more...