B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

June 02, 2016

Despite backlash, Kamloops councillors stand by wine-sales decision

Kamloops city councillors say they aren’t interested in revisiting a decision to ban Save-On-Foods from selling B.C. wine on the shelves in its Sahali store. Read more...

June 01, 2016

Workplace first aid requirements

First aid is an important element of workplace health and safety. This includes having the correct equipment, procedures and trained people in place to respond in the event of a workplace injury. Here are the basic first aid requirements under the Workers Compensation Act:  (1) The employer must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies, facilities, first aid attendants and services...

June 01, 2016

Member Update - June 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 VP Dean Purdy update members on ongoing union campaigns. *You can also view the video on the BCGEU YouTube channel

May 30, 2016

Local 505 meeting

DATE: June 13, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PLACE: 158 Oriole Road, Kamloops (Valleyview)             Evening Entrance AGENDA     Everyone Welcome. Light dinner provided. Please RSVP by June 10, 2016 to area05@bcgeu.ca.          Regular order of business Reports UNIFOR467/MoveUP

May 30, 2016

OHS Representatives in the province right to refuse unsafe work

Recent incidents at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam have highlighted the need for workers to be made aware of their rights and duties under the Worker’s Compensation Act in carrying out their work. On May 23, BCGEU members were injured while transporting a patient from the Royal Columbian Hospital back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. A preliminary investigation has been conduc...

May 27, 2016

2016 BCGEU Scholarship Winners

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 26, 2016

Election Results for Local 505 Executive

The results of the Local 505 Chairperson Election are as follows: Steve West has been acclaimed as your Local 505 2nd Vice-Chairperso Logan Spiess has been acclaimed as your Local 505 Member-at-Large. Congratulations and welcome to the Local Executive, Logan and Steve! Please Note: Nominations will remain open for the following positions until such time as a nomination is received to f...

May 20, 2016

The National Union's scholarship program for 2016

Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016. Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...

May 20, 2016

Free pensions webinars

Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.   Capital stewardship Friday, June 10 10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time) Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...

May 20, 2016

OHS Committee Representatives in Component 5 - Dedicated Government 2 Day OHS...

The LDB and the BCGEU have added three Dedicated Occupational Health and Safety courses for our members that work in Component 5. These courses are for OHS Committee Representatives that have not taken their basic training or for those OHS reps who may need a refresher after taking the basic course over three years  ago.  Here are the courses: June 8/9 (Kamloops) Pacific Inn & Suites, 182...

May 19, 2016

Members of the Liquor Distribution Branch - Worksite Visits

Local Chair of Component 5, Stefanie Caplette will be conducting worksite visits at the Liquor Distribution Branches in the Peace Region. Her schedule is as follows: May 24th, 2016 Chetwynd – 1:30 pm Hudson's Hope – 3:00 pm May 25th, 2016 Fort Nelson – 12:00 noon Fort St. John – 5:00 pm May 26th, 2016 Dawson Creek – 10:00 am Tumbler Ridge – 12:30 pm She will be speaking to members, up...

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to announce the following winners of a 2016 BCGEU Scholars...

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 18, 2016

Save-On-Foods not allowed to sell wine in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS - In front of crowded chambers Kamloops council voted to deny the Save-On-Foods application which would have allowed sales of wine in their Sahali store. Read more...

May 18, 2016

Fort St. John Grocery Stores Not Likely Able To Sell Beer & Liquor

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – While new liquor laws introduced by the provincial government mean that grocery stores can now apply to sell alcohol, that most likely won’t be the situation at Fort St. John’s grocery stores for the foreseeable future. Read more...

May 18, 2016

Liquor store owners want buffer

Would it be legal and could the city enforce it? These are two questions Salmon Arm municipal council want answered in a future staff report on a requested bylaw to keep a minimum distance of one kilometre between future liquor retail outlets. This would include grocery stores that opt to sell wine, as is now permissible in B.C. Read more...

May 18, 2016

No grocery store booze sales in Pitt Meadows

The provincial government’s new liquor laws will allow for booze to be sold inside grocery stores, but Pitt Meadows council is about to restrict that. Read more...

May 18, 2016

Booze biz owners against Coquitlam rule changes

A group of pub and liquor store owners say their businesses will suffer if large grocery chains are allowed to sell booze in Coquitlam. Read more...

May 18, 2016

Vancouver shelves grocery store wine sales, for now

Vancouver council has shelved wine sales in grocery stores, at least until next year. Read more...

May 17, 2016

Meeting notice and nomination form 1st Vice Local 502 and FYI

COMPONENT: Retail Stores and Warehouse LOCAL: 502 DATE: Saturday, June 4, 2016 TIME: Executive Meeting – 11:00 a.m. to noon General Meeting – 1:00 p.m. PLACE: BCGEU North Island Area Office 106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo Local 502, (encompassing all LDB employees, regulars and auxiliaries, who are BCGEU members) from Ladysmith to Powell River. Local 502 will be holding a meeting on Satu...

May 16, 2016

All members in Haida Gwaii - Pension Seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important. You will then b...