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

March 16, 2016

MARCH 2016 - Joint Accident Investigations (JAIs)

Your store OH&S Committee is committed to having safe worksites. Properly filled out JAI forms are an essential part of doing so. Some of the problem areas during investigations include, but are not limited to the following: Failure to complete and submit forms on time Failure to identify all causes, especially root causes No corrective measures determined  No delegation, timelines or...

March 16, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...

March 14, 2016

Change to OHS course dates

  Labour Code OHS Scheduled Courses March - December - 2016   Courses Location Day 1   Course Type Course Name City Venue Mar 17/16   Labour Code Incident Investigations Victoria BCGEU Mar 18/16 ...

March 10, 2016

UPDATED - Reporting on national poll obscures strong support of marijuana sal...

Analysis of finding from a recent national poll commissioned and reported by the Globe and Mail misses the mark on public opinion regarding the sale of legal marijuana in B.C., according to results from a January 2016 poll of B.C. residents. The January poll, commissioned by the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU),  indicates that 58% of B.C. residents support/somewhat support...

March 09, 2016

Local 503 meetings

DATE:  Sunday, April 10, 2016 TIME:  11:00 am – Executive Meeting            12:00 pm – General Meeting PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – Squamish Room             Suite 130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver Our new office is across the street from the Renfrew Skytrain station. If you are travelling by car and need underground parking, please phone or email the area office for instructions....

March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/campaigns/naosh_week/ This link will g...

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 02, 2016

LDB's Announcement of Short Term & Long Term Moves for the VDC

On Thursday, February 25, the LDB advised all employees at the Vancouver Distribution Centre (VDC) of both their long-term plans for replacing the Vancouver warehouse and plans for a short-term solution in the meantime. Prior to the announcement, the BCGEU and the LDB held discussions about how these changes would affect current warehouse employees. The LDB has assured us that any secondary wa...

March 01, 2016

Expansion of grocery store wine sales is irresponsible until study of impacts...

The BCGEU is calling for a moratorium on the provincial government’s expansion of grocery store wine sales for at least six months. Growing concerns from community health organizations, ominous findings from addictions researchers, and the potential of international trade challenges cast doubt on the practicality of expanding sales. Some B.C. communities have already taken steps to defer imple...