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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

September 09, 2022

Tentative agreement: member update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As promised with the release of the tentative agreement highlights earlier this week, a comprehensive ratification document--including full text of the main agreement and component agreements as well as resources to help members understand the impact of those agreements—will be emailed out to every member of the bargaining unit by the middle of next week. The attached spreadsheet—which illustra...

September 07, 2022

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement in B.C. public service bargaining - BC Gene...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 7, 2022BCGEU reaches tentative agreement in B.C. public service bargainingVICTORIA, B.C. –Following more than seven months of negotiations and a historic job action that lasted almost two weeks, the BC General Employees' Union's (BCGEU) public service bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with the provincial government's B.C.'s Public Service Agen...

September 07, 2022

BCGEU Public Service Tentative Agreement Highlights - BC General Employees' U...

Highlights of tentative agreement As promised in yesterday’s bulletin, here are the highlights of the tentative agreement. The full text of the agreement will be available early next week in a ratification document that will explain the details of the tentative agreement and how those changes will impact you and your co-workers. Now that we’ve reached a tentative agreement with your employer, t...

September 06, 2022

BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee reaches tentative agreement with Pu...

Following seven months of negotiations and a historic job action lasting over two weeks, your bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with your employer – B.C.’s Public Service Agency (PSA). This agreement covers you and 33,000 other bargaining unit members working in direct government service.   The committee worked through the weekend on the details and have signed off on the a...

September 01, 2022

BCLDB BCCS #7036 (North Vancouver) - Steward Results - BC General Employees' ...

We have the results from our recent call for steward nominations at BCCS #7036 (North Vancouver) and I am pleased to announce that Quinn Crooks has been acclaimed as new steward at this worksite. Please join me in wishing them well in their new role. Please feel free to reach out to Quinn should you have any union related questions or concerns.In Solidarity, Larisa Mills, Staff Representative D...

August 30, 2022

Returning to work after job action - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To all BCGEU members employed by the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch who have been in strike action:Your solidarity on the picket lines these last few weeks succeeded in getting the employer to invite us back to the table and working towards a tentative agreement. As an act of good faith we agreed to end our strike action while negotiations continue. Please note that the media and communication...

August 30, 2022

Following talks with PSA, BCGEU stands down job action in BC Public Service -...

Following a return to the bargaining table, the BCGEU's Public Service Bargaining Committee has stood down job action at BC Public Service worksites as a sign of good faith.   The committee returned to the bargaining table with the BC Public Service Agency (PSA) last Thursday and has made significant progress. The two sides will continue to meet throughout the week, hoping to finalize a tentati...

August 25, 2022

BCLDB GLS # 38 (Marpole) - Steward Results - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

We have the results from our recent call for steward nominations at GLS #38 (Marpole) and I am pleased to announce that William Emery has been acclaimed as new steward at this worksite. Please join me in wishing them well in their new role. Please feel free to reach out to William should you have any union related questions or concerns.In Solidarity, Larisa Mills, Staff Representative Download ...

August 25, 2022

LDB Cannabis #7042 (New Westminster) - Steward results - BC General Employees...

We have the results from our recent call for steward nominations at Cannabis #7042 (New Westminster) I am pleased to announce that Tarin Cooper has been acclaimed as the new steward at your worksite. Please join me in wishing them well in their new role. The current stewards at your worksite are: Tarin Cooper Jordan Moniz  If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collectiv...

August 23, 2022

BCGEU accepts government offer to return to the bargaining table - BC General...

BCGEU accepts government offer to return to the bargaining table(BURNABY, B.C.) Late last night the Public Service Agency (PSA) invited the BCGEU's Public Service Bargaining Committee back to the table to resume talks. The bargaining committee has accepted that invitation. Bargaining is expected to resume soon, but logistics are still being confirmed.This is a significant development, and it is...

August 22, 2022

BCGEU escalates job action by declaring an overtime ban in the B.C. Public Se...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2022 BCGEU escalates job action by declaring an overtime ban in the B.C. Public ServiceBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The bargaining committee representing 33,000 BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members in the B.C. Public Service is escalating job action by declaring a ban on non-emergency overtime for BCGEU members working in the B.C. public ser...

August 19, 2022

Violence Prevention in the Workplace - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As you already know, picketing has been in effect at the various distribution centres and warehouses since Monday August 15. As job action continues, customers may become frustrated at the inconvenience caused by the job action, which increases the risk of violent behaviour. In B.C., you have the regulated right to a workplace free of violence and your employer must take all steps that they can...

August 17, 2022

Members at LDB #38 (Marpole) - Steward Nominations - BC General Employees' Un...

Nominations are now open for one (1) steward position at your worksite and will close at midnight on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: · Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. · Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. · Listeni...

August 17, 2022

Handling Pacific Coast shipments now struck work - BC General Employees' Unio...

Job action update: Handling shipments from Pacific Coast is now struck workOn Monday August 15th at 3:30 pm your fellow BCGEU members working at the distribution and wholesale centres commenced strike action. Since then your union has learned that the employer has distributed product through a third party, Pacific Coast Distribution Ltd.  We are taking immediate strike action in response to thi...

August 15, 2022

BCGEU begins job action - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) public service bargaining unit will begin targeted job action at select BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres at 3:30 pm today after issuing strike notice on Friday, August 12. Picket lines will go up at the following locations: Delta Distribution Centre (DDC) – 7003 72nd Street, Delta...

August 15, 2022

BCGEU members at LDB distribution centres provincewide begin job action Monda...

BCGEU members will set up picket lines at 3:30 Monday at four BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres. The job sites involved are: Delta Distribution Centre Kamloops Distribution Centre Richmond Distribution Centre Victoria Wholesale Centre Only the BC LDB distribution sites listed above will be picketed. Who else is picketing: workers at the Wholesale Customer Centr...