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Component 5 includes members who work for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch in retail stores and related warehouse operations.


July 13, 2020

Cannabis Lateral Transfer MOU concludes July 31 - BCGEU

Cannabis Lateral Transfer MOU concludes July 31 This email is a reminder that the deadline to apply for a lateral transfer to the new BC Cannabis Distribution and Retail Stores operations is 11:59 pm, July 31, 2020. The deadline marks the end of the six-month extension – a result of your union's successful appeal to ensure that, in light of the unexpectedly slow implementation of the new cannab...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

Click here to read the full submission For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' prior...

July 10, 2020

Update: BCGEU requests pandemic pay for LDB workers - BCGEU

I'm writing to update you on our response to the B.C. government's exclusion of workers at the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) from the temporary pandemic pay program, the 16-week federal-provincial cost-share program to provide top-up pay for essential workers which ends next week. On July 9, myself and your union's president, Stephanie Smith, sent a letter to Minister of Finance Carole James...

June 25, 2020

Your union’s position on changes at the Liquor Distribution Branch - BCGEU

Your union's position on changes at the Liquor Distribution BranchI am writing today to clarify your union's position about recent announcements made by the B.C. government, and some potential changes, that affect the Liquor Distribution Branch.On June 16, Attorney General David Eby announced a temporary wholesale pricing model that will allow liquor licensees to purchase beer, wine and spirits...

June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to know - BCGEU

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to knowAs you are aware, the B.C. government has announced timelines for services and businesses to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic.Whether your workplace is re-opening now, or has been open throughout the pandemic, your employer – like all employers in B.C. – is required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that meets government and WorkSafeBC r...

June 24, 2020

Proudly wearing our union masks - BCGEU

Dear BCLDB members,  Thank you for your advocacy and response in pushing back at our employer's short-sighted mask policy.Your union is happy to announce that – thanks to our collective strength and the language we've bargained into our collective agreement – we've gotten the BCLDB to back down and issue a clarification that the BCGEU-branded masks that you have all been supplied are allowed to...