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

December 14, 2016

Setting age limit for pot a balancing act, says B.C. MD on federal panel

Recommending 18 as the legal age for using marijuana was a pragmatic compromise between health research and the reality that young people form the largest group of users, according to a B.C. member of the federal task force on legalizing pot. Read more...

December 13, 2016

Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance welcomes task force report and pledges ...

Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance welcomes task force report and pledges to work with B.C. government on implementation BURNABY – The release of the report by the Federal Task Force on Marijuana Legalization is a welcome step in the implementation of the federal government’s promise to legalize the responsible sale and consumption of non-medical marijuana, says the Responsible Marijuana Re...

December 12, 2016

BCGEU sends solidarity message to jailed Iranian trade unionists

As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below. 

December 09, 2016

International Human Rights Day: Human rights are everyone’s rights, everywhere

Today we recognize International Human Rights Day.  Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms. In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.  Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...

December 08, 2016

Local 504 By-Election

Nominations are open for the following positions on the Local 504 Executive:                     Treasurer                     Member-at-Large Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the Fraser Valley Area Office no later than Monday, January 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Nomination forms may be returned via the following methods:                     ...

December 08, 2016

Sooke Liquor Store – 6660 Sooke Road - Steward Elections

Nominations are open for one (1) position of Shop Steward at 6660 Sooke Road.  The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is: Friday, January 6, 2017 by 4:00 pm Nomination forms may be submitted by fax to Attn: Darlene Thorburn, 250-384-8060 or emailed to susan.thomas@bcgeu.ca Newly elected Shop Stewards are entitled to Stewards Training (3 days) at the Union's expense, incl...

December 06, 2016

December 6: Never forget

It’s hard to believe, but 27 years have passed since 14 young women were slain at the École Polytechnique, an event also known as the Montreal Massacre. It remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6, the anniversary of the devastating event, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Eac...

December 03, 2016

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today we are proud to recognize the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities.    This day was created to bring awareness and understanding and to take action to further the rights of persons with disabilities both legally and in society.  Even though we have a come a long way in Canada there remains much more to do to achieve the equity in our society.  The United Nat...

December 01, 2016

December Safety Tip: PTO Button

Occupational Health & Safety Committee December Safely Tip: PTO Button   This message is brought to you from your Health & Safety Committee to remind you to stay safe as the busy holiday season approaches.   Brothers and Sisters of Component 5, This month's safety tip is focussed on staying safe in the event of a robbery. Here are a few things you can do to help keep yourself safe: ...

November 29, 2016

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) announced for 2017

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2017. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations. Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.35% increase on hourly rates.   The ESD was negotiated in collective agreements covering workers in direct government, health, social services, crown corpor...

November 29, 2016

OSH Appointment Process Deadline

D-day is here!!   On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...

November 25, 2016

BCGEU supports trade unionists in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Early in October, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Matthew, causing more damage to an island still recovering from the earthquake of 2010. As part of the Public Services International (PSI) relief campaign, the BCGEU sent a contribution to help with community rebuilding. The relief will go to trade union members and their families directly. For more information on the campaign, visit the PSI Hurrican...

November 22, 2016

Bowling Night for all Area 02 BCGEU Young Workers

Your Cross Component Committee is sponsoring a bowling night for all BCGEU Young Workers in Area 02 – North Island plus a guest. There will be 4 door prizes drawn throughout the night. Please note travel expenses will not be covered by Cross Component Committee.     Date:         Friday, December 16, 2016     Time:         7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Snacks at 7:30 p.m., Bowling starts at 8:00 p.m...