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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

October 13, 2022

Only 4 days left – Get your vote in! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Reminder: Voting on your collective agreement closes on Monday, October 17th at 5 p.m. Be sure to have your say and cast your ballot! If you haven't received your voting credentials, the deadline to request them is 11:59 PM tomorrow, Friday October 14th. Before requesting credentials, please check your spam or junk folder to see if an email from [email protected] is already there. If you ca...

October 07, 2022

All Local 501 members - Local 501 Executive Election - BC General Employees' ...

At the close of the nomination period, Local 501 now has a new 1st Vice-Chairperson. I would like to Congratulate Linden Ehrenberg-Smith for being acclaimed in this position and welcome him to Local 501.   Below is your new Local 501 Executive   Chairperson Shannon Dudley   1st Vice-Chairperson Linden Ehrenberg-Smith - acclaimed   2nd Vice-Chairperson Vacant   Treasurer Vacant   Rec...

October 07, 2022

Local 501 Executive Election - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

At the close of the nomination period, Local 501 now has a new 1st Vice-Chairperson. I would like to Congratulate Linden Ehrenberg-Smith for being acclaimed in this position and welcome him to Local 501.   Below is your new Local 501 Executive   Chairperson Shannon Dudley 1st Vice-Chairperson Linden Ehrenberg-Smith - acclaimed 2nd Vice-Chairperson Vacant Treasurer Vacant Recording Secretary Va...

October 05, 2022

Remember to vote: 10,000+ ballot received! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

E-voting kicked off Monday – what you need to knowVoting for your tentative agreement kicked off on Monday morning, and over 10,600 members have cast ballots! Thank you to those of you who have voted early – it's essential that every single member of our bargaining unit has their say on our agreement. Voting is open until 5 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022. For those of you who have not voted y...

September 29, 2022

Ratification update: e-voting information and other ratification FAQs - BC Ge...

Ratification update Over the last two weeks, your bargaining committee has hosted 13 Telephone Town Halls (TTH) and webinars, where nearly 10,000 members of your bargaining unit participated and had the opportunity to hear directly from the committee about your tentative agreement. Watch the webinar here in case you missed it. We’ve developed an FAQ based on the questions from the TTHs and webi...

September 29, 2022

Learn, Reflect and Participate in the National Day for Truth and Reconciliati...

  Tomorrow is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and union encourages all members to take the day to learn, reflect and participate in events going on in our communities.  Learn and Reflect - Reconciliation is an ongoing process, and in addition to the events that are occurring tomorrow, our union has gathered a variety of resources including suggestions of some Indigenous business...

September 21, 2022

Nomination for Local 501 Executive - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:  1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary 2 Member at Large positions 1 Young Worker  The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office or Shannon Dudley, Chairperson Local 501 via email:[email protected]  T...

September 15, 2022

Public Service ratification bulletin now available, member education forums s...

  It’s here — the comprehensive ratification bulletin we promised. It contains the information you need to understand the tentative agreements (for both the main agreement and your component agreement) with your employer with confidence. These tentative agreements come after nearly eight months of bargaining and historic job action that lasted over two weeks. Click here to download...

September 13, 2022

Public Service Tentative agreement: How did we get here? - BC General Employe...

Since announcing the tentative agreement (TA) on September 6 and distributing the highlights of the TA, bargaining committee members have had many questions about how the general wage increase (GWI) in the TA compares to the employer's proposed GWI that was on the table at the time the strike vote was taken in the spring. We want to clarify that the employer's proposed GWI-the one that prompted...

September 13, 2022

2022 Municipal Elections - Labour Endorsed Candidates - BC General Employees'...

Local government elections are your opportunity to influence decision-making in your community by electing mayors, councilors, regional district directors, school board trustees and other representatives who will take action on issues that matter for working people; issues like affordable housing, inclusive schools, and keeping services public. Polls will be open in every community across the p...