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

April 10, 2018

Nomination results for your Local 506/510/511 Executive - BCGEU

We want to take this opportunity to advise and congratulate Michelle Tott (Local 0511/10/06 1st Vice Chair) and Robin April (Local 0511/10/06 Member at Large – Young Workers) on their new positions. Your Executive with the results are as follows:  Chair:  Ellen Nicholson  1st Vice Chair:  Michelle Tott  2nd Vice Chair:  VACANT  Secretary Treasurer:  VACANT  Recording Secretary:  VA...

April 10, 2018

BCLDB (VDC Warehouse) Shop Stewards - BCGEU

The shop stewards in the BCLDB VDC Warehouse are below: VDC Warehouse – Day shift  Sukhwinder Chib  Aman Kambo Raman Rattan VDC Warehouse – Afternoon shift Harbinder Singh  Erica Cardarelli Keith Stone VDC Warehouse – Graveyard shift Paul Brown  Danny Chow Francis DaSilva In solidarityFateh Born, Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

April 10, 2018

April 12th Jersey Day - BCGEU

Staff and the Senior Leadership at the BCGEU will be wearing their jerseys to show support and respect for the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12 2018. We hope you do too!   UWU/MoveUP

April 10, 2018

Component 5 Executive Election Revised - BCGEU

**********REVISED**********   On March 28, 2018, Component 5 representatives from across the province met and elected a new executive. The results of the election are as follows:   Vice President – Kusam Doal (503) 1st Vice Chair – Paul Brown (503) 2nd Vice Chair – Matt Robinson (501) Treasurer – Margie Edmondson (507) Recording Secretary – Christina Younie (503)   Members-at-Large: Shannon Dud...

April 09, 2018

‘Honeymoon phase is over’ at Okanagan Correctional Centre - BCGEU

"The honeymoon phase is over." That's the sentiment of Dean Purdy, head of the B.C. Government Employees Union's corrections division, but it appears to apply beyond staff at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. Official complaints filed by inmates against the jail nearly doubles that of any other jail in the province.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 05, 2018

Local 508 Executive Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following members form the Local 508 Executive: Chairperson                Tanya Fralick1st Vice Chairperson    Thomas SloanYouth Member             Selena Dubois   Positions that are vacant: 2nd Vice ChairpersonTreasurerRecording SecretaryMember-at-Large (up to 4)     These positions will remain vacant until appointments are made. Attached is a nomination form which ...

April 04, 2018

PSPP changes illustrator now available for download - BCGEU

  Following the announcement of changes to the Public Service Pension Plan on March 16, 2018, the BCGEU has urged the Pension Corporation to make an online pension calculator available, to allow members to compare their pensions under the old and new plans. We are happy to report that the Public Service Pension Plan now has a Plan Changes Illustrator file available for download, which allows me...

April 04, 2018

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes 75 new members following a merger between two seniors' care facilities in Greater Victoria. On April 1, 2018 Rest Haven Lodge, which will continue to operate 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, merged with Broadmead Care Society where the BCGEU already represents over 400 workers.  "Broadmead Care Society is a n...

April 03, 2018

Safety Tip of the Month - April 2018 - BCGEU

WORKPLACE FREE OF DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT   Everyone has the fundamental right to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. In your Public Service Agreement you will find Articles 1.7, 1.8, and 1.9 that will assist you with understanding your rights. The BC Human Rights Code also prohibits sexual harassment and other types of discrimination based on grounds like age, ancestry, co...

March 29, 2018

Component 5 Executive Election - BCGEU

On March 28, 2018, Component 5 representatives from across the province met and elected a new executive. The results of the election are as follows:   Vice President – Kusam Doal (503)1st Vice Chair – Paul Brown (503)2nd Vice Chair – Matt Robinson (501)Treasurer – Margie Edmondson (507)Recording Secretary – Christina Younie (503)   Members-at-Large: Shannon Dudley (501) Kimberlee MacGregor (504...

March 29, 2018

BCGEU brings 15 recommendations to labour code review panel, calls for fairne...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith meets today in Surrey with a special government panel reviewing B.C.'s labour laws to call for changes that reflect the needs and interests of B.C. workers. Representing over 75,000 workers from nearly every economic sector in B.C., the recommendations in the union's submission to the panel are based on three theme...

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

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...

March 13, 2018

Warehouse Positions Available! - BCGEU

Warehouse Positions Available!   The Distribution Centres, located in both Vancouver and Kamloops, have entry-level auxiliary opportunities in Shipping, Receiving, Assembly and Inventory Control. We are accepting applications for additional auxiliary warehouse positions in our fast paced distribution center located in Vancouver. Please note in the summer of 2018 we expect to move our distributi...

March 13, 2018

Election results for your Local 0511/10/06 Executive - BCGEU

The election process for your Local Executive positions closed on March 12, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidate. Congratulations to Ellen Nicholson (Local Chair) on her new position.Your Executive with the results are as follows: ·     Chair Ellen Nicholson ·     1st Vice Chair VACANT ·     2nd Vice Ch...

March 12, 2018

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Member Engagement For...

The BCGEU has been granted standing at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) allowing it to make a formal written submission to the public inquiry as an organization. BCGEU members from across the province have valuable front-line knowledge and experience to contribute through their role in delivering services and supports for vulnerable Indigenous ch...

March 12, 2018

Social Work Week 2018 - BCGEU

March 11th – 17th is Social Work Week in B.C. This week the vital role of social workers is in focus as we celebrate Social Work Week in B.C. Social workers in the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) assist more than 150 000 children, youth and families each year. "In addition to their important and demanding work, social workers have been tireless advocates for system-wide impro...

March 09, 2018

New wage grids for members covered under the Public Service Master agreement....

New wage grids are available for members covered under the Public Service Master agreement. These wage grids reflect the Feb 4/18 1% salary increase as well as the ESD adjustment which was effective on the same date. In addition, the April 1/18 grid has the next .5% increase built in.  This leaves the final wage increase of 1% in this term which is due on Feb 3/19.  “These wage grid increases a...

March 09, 2018

Child advocate report underlines need for transformative change to Indigenou...

A B.C. Children's Representative report that criticizes attempts to restrict an Indigenous woman's parental access clearly shows that we need to change the way services are delivered in Indigenous communities, the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) said today. "Bernard Richard's report identifies a child apprehension policy, put in place by the previous government, that is in urg...