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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

February 18, 2022

Official statement from the BCGEU on unauthorized use of logo for protest eve...

The BCGEU has recently learned that our logo is being used without authorization on promotional material for a "protest" event planned for next week.  We want to be clear that our union is not associated with, nor do we support, the event or its organizers in any way. This is an unlawful action on the part of the organizers. We are considering all legal options before us to hold the responsibl...

February 18, 2022

Week 2 Public Service bargaining with govt concludes – steady progress made o...

Your Public Service Bargaining Committee negotiating team met with the provincial government's Public Service Agency on Monday, February 14 in Victoria to resume bargaining for the week. As we have previously reported, BCGEU Public Service members have made it clear in their proposals to your bargaining committee: financial issues are key to a tentative agreement. The news this week that the in...

February 17, 2022

B.C. Gov announces telework update for public service workers - BC General Em...

The BCGEU was advised today of the details of the provincial government's return to the workplace plan. The Head of B.C.'s Public Service announced this afternoon that telework agreements will be implemented starting March 1st for B.C. public service workers, and that all ministries will have telework agreements fully in place by April 4th. As you know, these arrangements are generally handled ...

February 15, 2022

Nomination for Local 502 Executive BCGEU - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (Young Worker) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached.The deadline for nominations is: Thursday, March 17, 2022If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of in...

February 15, 2022

Local 503 shop stewards - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Further to our bulletin dated December 8, 2021, we are providing a list of all current shop stewards in Local 503. Thank you for your patience while acclaimed each position and connected with our new stewards.Thank you once again to all nominators and nominees for participating in the process.If you need to connect with a shop steward, please contact the Lower Mainland Area Office at604-215-149...

February 14, 2022

Black History Month 2022- Part 3 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

For the past two weeks we have shared a number of events taking place in celebration of Black History Month. This week we have more exciting events taking place! All the events we are sharing are free events or little cost for upcoming concerts. All are great opportunities to hear speakers and learn about ways we can fight against racism, learn about black history and enjoy great entertainment....

February 11, 2022

Component bargaining update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

During the week of January 31st, negotiators for the five Component bargaining tables entered into negotiations with the provincial government (Public Service Agency). Component agreements cover non-monetary issues and solely focus on improvements to working conditions. It should be noted that while component agreements do cover monetary issues, the employer refuses to negotiate monetary items ...

February 10, 2022

Throne Speech 2022 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The spring legislative session started Tuesday, February 8th with the government's Speech from the Throne. Throne speeches are government's opportunity to establish priorities for the legislative session. This was the Horgan government's third throne speech since the last election in the fall of 2020 and it provided some insight into what to watch for in government's Economic Plan -- expected s...

February 09, 2022

Local 511/510 Executive Nomination Results - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The nomination process for your Local Executive positions closed on February 8, 2022, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidate.                 Chair                                                                                      Vacant               1st Vice Chair                                                            ...

February 09, 2022

Public service bargaining officially underway between BCGEU & B.C. government...

Negotiations for the 19th Main Public Service Agreement, which covers you and 31,500 other BCGEU members employed by the provincial government, officially kicked off yesterday morning.Before your bargaining committee and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) exchanged proposals, Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee, provided the...

February 07, 2022

Local 504 members - ** Reminder** Meeting Notice & Nomination for Local Execu...

This is a reminder that nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson First Vice-Chairperson Second Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (5 positions) Young Worker at Large  The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominati...

February 07, 2022

Black History Month 2022- Part 2 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As we begin the second week of Black History Month we want to bring your attention to a few free events that begin this week. We encourage you take advantage of these events and learn about Black history in B.C., learn about anti-racism from honored guest speakers and continue celebrating not just this month but every day!  B.C. Black History Awareness Society sponsored free events: Feb 11th – ...

February 04, 2022

BCGEU begins bargaining collective agreements covering more than 64K members ...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 4, 2022   Starting the last week of January, the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is bargaining six separate collective agreements that cover a total of approximately 64,000 of the union’s members.   Negotiations for three agreements have already started:  The Health Services and Support—Community Subsector (Community Health) agreement is a multi-union agree...