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 02, 2018

Bargaining and LDB Article 29 - BCGEU

Component Bargaining is set for this week, April 30 – May 4, 2018. Your Bargaining Committee will be working hard this week to negotiate better terms for your Component Agreement. Following Component bargaining, your Component VP, Kusam Doal, will be sitting with the Public Service Master Bargaining Committee to negotiate improvements to the Public Service Master Agreement. Bargaining is schedu...

May 01, 2018

Pension Plan estimator now online, but doesn’t show the full picture - BCGEU

As of May 1, the Public Service Pension Plan's online pension estimator will be available to pension plan members. However, the Pension Plan web site says that "the estimator will not yet calculate the past service enhancement that comes into effect October 1, 2019." This means that when you log in to estimate your pension under the new rules, you won't be getting a complete estimate of your li...

April 30, 2018

Provincial Magazine – Spring 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Spring 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: BC Budget 2018 BC Cannabis retail program Public Service Pension Plan changes Community Social Services bargaining Affordable BC campaign Organizing news Events and more… Download the Spring 2018 issue (PDF) UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2018

New conservation officers provide greater protection for B.C. environment - B...

The swearing in of new conservation officers on the steps of the B.C. legislature demonstrates a commitment by the B.C. government to increase protection for our natural environment, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) said today. "The B.C. government's commitment to hire new conservation officers is good news that will ensure higher levels of compliance and enforcement with ...

April 25, 2018

Message from BCGEU vice president of administrative services component Maria ...

The best laid plans … often go awry. We administrative professionals are great organizers and planners, aren't we? That's why, as your vice president for administrative services at the BCGEU, Administrative Services Day is never far from my mind. This is the day we recognize the valuable and vital service we in the BCGEU's Administrative Services Component provide to British Columbians and thei...

April 24, 2018

Shop Stewards at LDB Warehouse (Local 0503) - BCGEU

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

April 24, 2018

BCGEU’s telephone town hall on Public Service Pension Plan changes - BCGEU

On Tuesday, April 10th we hosted a telephone town hall from the Victoria Area Office to talk with members about the changes to the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) that were implemented April 1, 2018. We were joined in the VAO by representatives from the BC Pension Corporation and the Pension Secretariat. This bulletin summarizes some of the key points that came up during the town hall and pr...

April 24, 2018

REVISED - Election of Tip Committee for River Rock Casino - BCGEU

Tip Committee elections for Casino Operations will be held from April 23 to April 28, 2018. The Tip Committee election for the guest services department will be held from April 30 to May 3, 2018. Balloting will take place in the break room. Balloting will be by department, meaning that each department will vote for their own tip committee representative (i.e. table games will vote for table gam...

April 23, 2018

Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 22-28 - BCGEU

Please join us this week in celebrating medical laboratory professionals!  Medical laboratory professionals are highly trained health care professionals who provide laboratory test results required for the prevention, detection and treatment of illness and disease. When physicians and other health care providers are looking for answers, they depend on laboratory test results to accurately diagn...

April 23, 2018

Family Event – Miner's Memorial in Cumberland - BCGEU

This year Miners Memorial at Cumberland is going to be a huge event for union members. It is unfortunate that we were unable to secure Miracle Beach for the annual family picnic and so in lieu of that, we are encouraging members and their families to attend the BBQ dinner and other festivities on Saturday June 23rd. Go to https://minersmemorial.ca/ to get a rundown of events. The best part is f...

April 20, 2018

MSDPR’s Acceptance of Ombudsperson’s Holding Pattern Report Is a Major Victor...

The BCGEU applauds the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction's (MSDPR) willingness to accept most of the recommendations of B.C.'s Ombudsperson Jay Chalke's special report Holding Pattern: Call Wait Times for Income and Disability Assistance. "We're pleased that the new government has acknowledged the long-standing problems surrounding the MSDPR centralized phone line and is comm...

April 20, 2018

BCGEU partners with SumOfUs on improving corporate responsibility through inv...

The BCGEU is leading the way in the labour movement when it comes to responsible investing. Ahead of the 2015 global oil price crash, the union divested its strike fund and general reserves from fossil fuel equities and not only preserved, but increased the value of its holdings. Now, the BCGEU has partnered with non-profit organization SumOfUs to advocate for greater corporate responsibility a...

April 19, 2018

Welcome to Your Union: A New Resource Guide for BCGEU Members

Introducing BCGEU's brand-new member guide! Welcome to Your Union is a compact yet informative guide, written for all BCGEU members, whether new to the union or not. The guide outlines key information members need to get the most out of union membership such as educational opportunities, ways to get more involved, the role of shop stewards and the right to workplace safety. It also describes t...

April 19, 2018

REVISED - Local 509 Executive & Stewards - BCGEU

Further to the recent elections for both Stewards and your Local 509 Executive, the results are as follows: Stewards Castlegar: Nakusp:  Trail: Kerrie Abietkoff Deborah Godtmark Tammy Issel Judy Keus Nelson:   Grand Forks: Heather Lippert   Mona Parsons Cathy Prive   Kaslo: Ana Treijs   Rose-Blanche Hudon Rossland:   Denise Kyler-Funk Anne Evans     If you have any questions...

April 16, 2018

Honouring killed and injured workers on Day of Mourning – April 28 - BCGEU

In 2017, 158 workers lost their lives to workplace injury or disease. Please join us in honouring their memory on the Day of Mourning, April 28. Many BCGEU members will be attending Day of Mourning events in communities around our province. Some members will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Many will be there to show solidarity and empathy for those who have ...

April 16, 2018

Nomination results for your Local Executive - BCGEU

We want to take this opportunity to advise and congratulate Sydney Rickaby (Local 0511/10/06 2nd Vice Chair) and Dianne Lane (Local 0511/10/06 Recording Secretary) on their new positions. Your Executive with the results are as follows: Chair Ellen Nicholson 1st Vice Chair Michelle Tott 2nd Vice Chair Sydney Rickaby Secretary Treasurer VACANT Recording Secretary Dianne Lane Member-At-Large (Area...