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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

August 16, 2016

OH&S Committee Changes

Improving the Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Committees   Public hearings have been scheduled by Worksafe BC on proposed regulatory changes, including proposed changes to joint health and safety committees.   New sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation related to joint committees are: 3.26, Rights and Responsibilities, evaluation for joint committees 3.2...

August 10, 2016

Local 507 nomination for vacant member-at-large position

Nominations are now open for the vacant Member-at-Large position on the Local Executive. Information on the responsibilities and activities of this position is attached. The deadline for nominations is: September 7, 2016 If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information  (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution to members with ballots. This must be r...

August 10, 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith on liquor sales in grocery stores

BCGEU is urging municipal governments to limit grocery store sales of wine by passing a 1-kilometer distance rule for all alcohol retailers.  Join us in ensuring alcohol is sold responsibly in our communities by visiting our site at grocerysales.bcgeu.ca and sign up to be notified when the issue comes to your council.

August 05, 2016

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Members - Refuse Unsafe Work

BCGEU members that work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam continue to face unacceptable levels of violence and risk of serious injury. Our members were directed by the employer to release patients from seclusion rooms in spite of contrary advice by the care team. The patients were secluded due to incidents of violence against other patients and workers. They were still exhibitin...

July 28, 2016

2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th. This course will be held at the BCGEU area office, 8555 - 198A Street Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers,...

July 27, 2016

LDB Store (39th & Cambie) Steward Nominations

Steward nominations are now open at your worksite. There are 2 position(s) open Deadline for nominations is August 26, 2016. Please fill out attached nomination forms and return to the Lower Mainland Area Office by August 26, 2016 at: Lower Mainland Area Office Suite 130 2920 Virtual Way Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4 Or via facsimile (604-215-1404) Sarah Fawns Staff Representative Download PDF ...