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

March 09, 2016

Local 503 meetings

DATE:  Sunday, April 10, 2016 TIME:  11:00 am – Executive Meeting            12:00 pm – General Meeting PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – Squamish Room             Suite 130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver Our new office is across the street from the Renfrew Skytrain station. If you are travelling by car and need underground parking, please phone or email the area office for instructions....

March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/campaigns/naosh_week/ This link will g...

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 02, 2016

LDB's Announcement of Short Term & Long Term Moves for the VDC

On Thursday, February 25, the LDB advised all employees at the Vancouver Distribution Centre (VDC) of both their long-term plans for replacing the Vancouver warehouse and plans for a short-term solution in the meantime. Prior to the announcement, the BCGEU and the LDB held discussions about how these changes would affect current warehouse employees. The LDB has assured us that any secondary wa...

March 01, 2016

Expansion of grocery store wine sales is irresponsible until study of impacts...

The BCGEU is calling for a moratorium on the provincial government’s expansion of grocery store wine sales for at least six months. Growing concerns from community health organizations, ominous findings from addictions researchers, and the potential of international trade challenges cast doubt on the practicality of expanding sales. Some B.C. communities have already taken steps to defer imple...

February 25, 2016

BC Budget 2016: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions. Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...

February 25, 2016

Minimum prices for booze introduced by Provincial government

The Provincial government has quietly introduced minimum prices for alcohol this week. Read more...

February 24, 2016

Local 501 general meeting

COMPONENT: Retail Stores & Warehouse  LOCAL: 501 – General Meeting DATE: Sunday, March 13, 2016 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas St.)              2nd Floor Boardroom   AGENDA 1. Regular status for 1827 auxiliaries. 2. Scheduling issues. 3. Privatization fight-back in Saskatchewan. 4. Reports (Local 501, Component 5, Area 01 Cross-Component Committee, Vict...

February 24, 2016

Local 505 Members liquor distribution branch worksite visit

Your Local 505 Chairperson, Anita Sullivan and your Staff Representative, Brenda Beckmann will be touring the Kamloops LDB on March 14, 2016, and would like to take this opportunity to meet with members of Local 505. The tour will take place between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on March 14, 2016. Please take this opportunity to meet with these activists and participate in open discussion. We look...

February 22, 2016

Local 509 local executive update

Your Local Executive is as follows: Ana Treijs                    Local Chairperson Heather Lippert           1st Vice Chair Judy Keus                   2nd Vice Chair *Vacant                      Treasurer Recording Secretary     Deborah Godtmark *Vacant                     Young Worker Representative Patricia Stewart          Member-at-Large Martina Staff              Member-at-Large Mona Pa...

February 18, 2016

B.C. uncorks rules to licence VQA wineries in grocery stores

Grocery stores hoping to sell British Columbia’s high-quality wines, ciders and sake will have to bid against each other for the chance to apply for a licence. Read more...