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

July 13, 2016

Safety Tip for July: Know your workplace health and safety rights

Under the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations, all workers have the right to a safe and healthy workplace. Every worker should understand these rights. This will make the workplace safer for you and your coworkers. Understanding and defending these rights also encourages compliance by your employer. Your four basic safety rights are: 1. RIGHT TO KNOW:...

July 08, 2016

Region 4 Women's Conference

                                                                Register now for the BCGEU Region 4 Women’s Conference, September 23-24, 2016 in Prince George. The Conference is open to all BCGEU women in Areas 06, 10, 11 & 12. The Conference commences on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Hotel, 444 George St., Prince George with a panel session which will include a dynamic group of...

July 08, 2016

Booze bylaw given the nod in Maple Ridge

A bylaw outlining where liquor can be sold in Maple Ridge was given the nod Tuesday night. Read more...

July 06, 2016

Work-Able Graduate Internship Program

The BCGEU is pleased to announce we have negotiated an agreement with the Public Service Agency to establish an internship program for individuals who self-identify as a person with a disability. The program is designed to support the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities. Each internship will run for 12 months, and a maximum of 15 internships will be available per year. Click...

July 05, 2016

The BCGEU stands with Canada Post workers

Canada Post’s announcement that they will lock out Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members as soon as Friday is an attack on collective bargaining, its workers and its customers. Canada Post is refusing to do the work of collective bargaining with CUPW by demanding massive rollbacks on the union’s hard fought gains. Those rollbacks include moving all new hires from a defined benefit...

June 30, 2016

BCGEU presses Canadian Prime Minister on Mexican teacher repression

Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...

June 29, 2016

Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver: the extent of the problem and realistic s...

Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a study on poverty in Vancouver. The report, Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver, presents sobering details on the increasing levels of poverty in the region. It also dispels an important myth about poverty: that getting a job will help lift a person out of poverty. Poverty in B.C.’s largest city is increasingly a story of low pa...

June 28, 2016

Remember to Shop Public this holiday weekend

This week the BCGEU is reminding British Columbians to “Shop Public” at publicly operated BC Liquor Stores. You may hear the radio ads we are running across the province. You may see our Shop Public animation at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival this weekend. There are lots of reasons to Shop Public: better prices and selection, extended shopping hours, Sunday and holiday openings, and...

June 24, 2016

Local 503 General/Executive Meeting

       DATE:   July 10, 2016      TIME:   1:00 am – Executive Meeting                  12:00 pm – General Meeting (food will be served)    PLACE:   BCGEU – Lower Mainland Office – Musqueam Room                  Suite 130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver   Our new office is across the street from Renfrew Station. If you are travelling by car and need underground parking, please phone or email the...

June 24, 2016

Keep Your Cool!

The recent hot weather in our province generated several calls to the BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety department. Members want to know if the employer has the responsibility to protect workers from hot temperatures both indoors and out. The short answer is “YES!” The Workers Compensation Act Section 115 mandates that employers must ensure the health and safety of all workers working for t...

June 23, 2016

B.C. to allow larger sample sizes at liquor retailers

If you're hesitating to buy a pricey bottle of liquor you've never tried, the British Columbia government has stepped in with a taste-test solution. Read more...

June 22, 2016

Walsh wants store-in-store wine sales — and apologies from Kamloops MLAs

A Kamloops city councillor wants a provincial moratorium on grocery store wine sales — and an apology from local MLAs Todd Stone and Terry Lake. Read more...