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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

May 16, 2022

All BCGEU Members at BCLDB GLS # 107 (Westview) - BC General Employees' Unio...

Nominations are now open for one (1) steward positions at your worksite and will close at midnight on Monday, May 30, 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. Listening to co-w...

May 16, 2022

Strike Vote begins today - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Today marks the start of the strike vote in B.C.'s public service. You and 33,000 other members in this bargaining unit will be casting your vote to help deliver a strong message to your employer to compel them to get back to the bargaining table with a wage offer that meets your needs. Your bargaining committee recommends that all member vote "YES" to show the employer that members are united ...

May 13, 2022

BCLDB GLS # 163 (Westwood Centre) - Steward Nominations – One (1) Position -...

Nominations are now open for one (1) steward positions at your worksite and will close at midnight on Friday, May 27, 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. Listening to co-...

May 13, 2022

Strike vote begins for all members under the main public service agreement

  Strike vote begins next week  As you know, your bargaining committee is conducting a strike vote for the 33,000 members of the public service bargaining committee starting next week. You are getting this email because you are part of that bargaining unit and are eligible to vote.From the very beginning of this round of bargaining, public service members have been unified around a central prio...

May 09, 2022

BCGEU sues Vancity over pension dispute - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

(Burnaby) - On April 27, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) filed a Notice of Civil Claim in B.C. Supreme Court against Vancity Credit Union over the financial institution's unilateral decision to deny BCGEU members a jointly-trusteed, defined benefit pension plan that they had agreed to establish. "Filing a lawsuit against an employer is an extraordinary step for any union to take, and ...

May 06, 2022

BCGEU conducts strike vote for 33K members of the provincial public service -...

VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is conducting a provincewide strike vote to give 33,000 members of their public service bargaining unit a voice in how to move forward in bargaining with their employer, the Public Service Agency. Negotiations between the parties reached impasse in early April primarily due to a significant gap in wage proposals. “We’ve been clear from da...

May 06, 2022

Public Service Strike vote called by BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committe...

Since the start of negotiations in February, your bargaining committee has been focused on achieving a new collective agreement that includes cost of living protection (COLA) for your wage increases. From day one our objective has been to get a deal at the bargaining table and that hasn’t changed. But we are at a point where a strike vote from the bargaining unit is the best path to getting a d...

May 05, 2022

Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparenc...

  Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparency  Union-filed shareholder motion earns significant support   Burnaby — Today, at the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual general meeting of shareholders, independent shareholders voted 72% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking for the company to release more information on supplier audits (34% overall). The shareholder prop...

May 04, 2022

Red Dress Day 2022 Events - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Today the BCGEU recognizes Red Dress Day  Red Dress day is a day to honour our missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people. This day first began on May 5, 2010 and has taken place annually every year since. It's a day to raise awareness and give voice to those whose stories have not been heard. We hang red dresses in public and private spaces and also wear red on this d...

May 04, 2022

Telephone Town Hall TOMORROW: Don’t miss out! - BC General Employees' Union (...

REMINDERYou’re invited: Telephone town hall  At 7pm on Thursday May 5th we will be calling every member covered under the Public Service Main collective agreement that we have a phone number for. When you get called simply stay on the line and you’ll be automatically connected to the event. If you want to make sure you get called, please log in to Member Portal and make sure we have your curren...

May 03, 2022

REMINDER: WEBINAR AND TOWN HALL THIS WEEK! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Please note, there will be closed captioning and ASL interpretation for each of the Zoom webinars. Also, a reminder that all times are in Pacific Time (PT) and each run about one hour in length. See you then! As you are likely aware, bargaining with the employer has reached impasse and the next step is to conduct a strike vote. In preparation for that vote, your bargaining committee wants to ma...

April 30, 2022

Happy May Day – we’re now 85,000 members strong - BC General Employees' Union...

May Day – or International Workers' Day – is a day in which the labour movement around the world comes together to recognize working people's collective power. Only by organizing to protect our collective interests as a class can we shift the balance of power under capitalism. As we celebrate working people, we're also proud to announce that our union is now 85,000 members strong! Our union has...

April 29, 2022

Union investor successfully pushes Toronto’s Thomson Reuters to prioritize hu...

  Union investor successfully pushes Toronto's Thomson Reuters to prioritize human rights and re-evaluate ICE contracts Canadian media and data giant to adopt United Nations human rights framework and publish a human rights report after 3-year investor battle (Burnaby, Canada) Thomson Reuters' enabling of U.S. immigration surveillance prompted the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)-a minor sha...

April 27, 2022

Public service bargaining hits impasse over wage proposals - BC General Emplo...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022   VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) reached an impasse this week over an unresolved gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 33,000 union members, expired on March 31, 2022.  "Our members have been clear from d...

April 26, 2022

City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project - BC General Emp...

Press contact:[email protected] For Immediate Release   City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project  Replicable model could be a gamechanger for tackling housing affordability    Burnaby - Yesterday, Burnaby councillors voted seven to two in favour of a rezoning application brought forward by the BCGEU that had the potential to offer a new model for tackling housing affo...

April 25, 2022

Join us: Webinar and Town Hall - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As you are likely aware, bargaining with the employer has reached impasse and the next step is to conduct a strike vote. In preparation for that vote, your bargaining committee wants to make sure you’ve had a chance to ask any questions you may have on issues ranging from strike pay, the balloting procedure, job action, essential services and many more. We know that one third of you are new to ...

April 25, 2022

BCGEU releases investor brief calling on Loblaw (TSX: L) to take action on su...

  Ahead of the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual meeting of shareholders on May 5, 2022, the BCGEU has released an investor brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about forced labour and supply chain controversies at Loblaw. The Proposal asks Loblaw to disclose the results of its supplier audits. In line with its peers BCGEU encourages investors to vote for this proposal. Download PDF Inv...