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 22, 2018

Public Service Pension Plan Update - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU Public Sector Pension Plan Member, We understand that the recently announced changes to the Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP) design have generated a lot of concerns. Many have indicated to us the communication from the Pension Corporation left them wondering how the plan impacted them, which has created anxiety and confusion. In this environment, serious misinformation has circulate...

March 22, 2018

Bargaining preparations continue for public service workers - BCGEU

It's been a busy few months since we held the Public Service Bargaining Conference in November. The union is continuing to prepare for public service bargaining, which is expected to begin in 2018. While the current collective agreement expires in the spring of 2019, the union is preparing for negotiations to start this year. A number of issues have surfaced that require our attention and we ha...

March 22, 2018

Nomination open for Vacant Positions for Local 0511, 0510 & 0506 Executive - ...

Nominations are now open for the following vacant positions on the local executive:   ·     1st Vice Chair VACANT ·     2nd Vice Chair VACANT ·     Secretary Treasurer VACANT ·     Recording Secretary VACANT ·     Member-At-Large (Area 11) VACANT ·     Member-At-Large (Area 10) VACANT ·     Member-At-Large (Young Worker) VACANT  The term is three ye...

March 22, 2018

BCGEU calls for labour code amendments to ensure balance and fairness for wor...

  The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has submitted multiple recommendations to a panel of special advisors currently reviewing British Columbia's Labour Relations Code. The submission calls for changes that properly reflect the needs and interests of workers in B.C.'s modern economy. The BCGEU's submission is based on three themes: 1. That workers be entitled to make their o...

March 21, 2018

Election Results for Local 505 Executive - BCGEU

The election process for your Local Executive positions closed on March 19th, 2018 and the ballot count took place on March 20th, 2018. Here is the result for the Local 505 Election: Local Chairperson:                               David Herman 1st Vice Chair:                                     Josh Lasta 2nd Vice Chair:                                    Vacant Treasurer:                     ...

March 21, 2018

BCGEU recognizes International Day of Forests - March 21 - BCGEU

Our natural forests are an important part of British Columbia's environment, economy and social fabric. More than a third of our planet's land mass is covered by forests, which absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into our atmosphere.  According to the United Nations, "forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80 per cent of the terrestrial species of a...

March 16, 2018

BCGEU Members size up B.C.'s worst summer of natural disasters

For many people across the province the summer of 2017 was one of angst, uncertainty, and demanding work load due to extreme wildfires and floods. BCGEU members were front and centre in containment and rescue efforts delivered through key agencies like the B.C. Wildfire Service and Emergency Management B.C. Others across the public service took on significant roles in management, administration...

March 16, 2018

Updated information on improvements to your Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP)...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Board of Trustees has announced a landmark change to the plan design of the PSPP. The BCGEU has a long history of negotiating and advocating for pensions for our members in all sectors. Over the last few years, the BCGEU, as the Plan Partner representative for the PSPP, has engaged the Government Partner on potential plan design improvements. It has ...

March 15, 2018

BCGEU calls on government to guarantee protections for vulnerable seniors.

Over the last year the BCGEU and other organizations have raised questions about the sale of B.C.-based Retirement Concepts to the international conglomerate, Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. – a Chinese-based investor with expansive international holdings.  Retirement Concepts currently operates 21 care homes in B.C., with over two and a half thousand workers which are represented by both the ...

March 14, 2018

Local 509 Executive & Stewards - BCGEU

To:                  All Local 509 MembersRe:                  Local 509 Executive & Stewards  Due to the recent elections for both Stewards and your Local 509 Executive, the results are as follows:Stewards Castlegar:       Kerrie Abietkoff                         Judy KeusGrand Forks:  Mona ParsonsNakusp:          Deborah GodtmarkNelson:           Heather Lippert                        Ana...