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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

March 30, 2022

All BCGEU Members working at BCLDB GLS #136 (Arbutus) - Steward Nominations –...

Nominations are now open for one (1) steward position at your worksite and will close at midnight on Tuesday April 12, 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...

March 30, 2022

All BCGEU Members working BCLDB GLS # 300 (Broadway & Lillooet) - Steward Nom...

Nominations are now open for two (2) steward positions at your worksite and will close at midnight on Tuesday, April 12, 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...

March 29, 2022

BCGEU librarians still without offer, all to strike with pickets at targeted ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – After more than a week without an offer from their employer, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action. As of 7:00 am Wednesday, March 30th, all BCGEU members working as VIRL employees will be on strike. In person and virtual services at all ...

March 29, 2022

All BCGEU Members working at BCLDB GLS #160 (39th & Cambie) - Steward Nominat...

Nominations are now open for one (1) steward position at your worksite and will close at midnight on Tuesday, April 12, 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 ...

March 25, 2022

BCGEU and PSA head back to the table - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) will be resuming after a 15 day break. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. "We always say 'where there's talk, there's hope" so getting invited back to the table is definitely posi...

March 25, 2022

Public Service Bargaining End Of Week 7 Update – Back To The Table - BC Gener...

We've reached the end of the 7th week since the start of public service bargaining. After 15 days away from the table, the employer has invited us back and we are in the process of scheduling new dates. We will inform you as soon as details are worked out. Your bargaining committee remains steadfast on achieving a fair wage increase, as we've heard loud and clear from you that it is critical t...

March 22, 2022

Public Service Bargaining: Next Steps - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Last Friday marked the end of the sixth week of negotiations between the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA). As we have previously reported, talks have been stalled as we wait for the government to authorize a revised wage offer. The employer has reiterated that the wage proposals tabled previously were the maximum authorized. Y...

March 22, 2022

Stephanie Smith on CKNW's Mike Smyth show to talk bargaining - BC General Emp...

This morning, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee spoke with CKNW's Michael Smyth about public service bargaining. "What we're looking for and what we think is very reasonable are cost of living adjustments… Our members over the last two years have learned their worth, they know their value, they know their contributions to our province, and they know that...

March 21, 2022

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU Recently, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) announced their plan to re-admit the BC Nurses Union (BCNU) into their union, more than a decade after they left the CFNU because of raiding activities in our province. BCNU raided our union, and other health care unions in BC, for several years in an attempt to build their own power at the expen...

March 21, 2022

All BCGEU Local 503 Members - Local Executive Election Results - BC General E...

Balloting for the Local 503 Member-at-Large positions, closed on March 11, 2022 and the ballot count was conducted on Friday, March 18th. We are pleased to announce the election results for the two member at large positions below: In accordance with the Provincial Executive Policy Reference Manual, Policy D‑8, members have the right to appeal. Appeals: 41. A candidate may appeal the election r...

March 17, 2022

BCGEU librarians expand pickets and escalate job action - BC General Employee...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action starting Friday, March 18th in an ongoing effort to get the VIRL Board to issue a new wage mandate. “We’ve said from the beginning—librarians don’t want to be on picket lines in front of their librari...

March 16, 2022

All BCGEU Local 503 Members - Local 503 Executive Election Update - BC Genera...

The balloting process of the Local 503 election closed on March 11, 2022. In accordance with the Provincial Executive Policy Reference Manual, Policy D‑8, the count will be conducted a minimum of three business days following the close of balloting to ensure all ballots are received:    Such a count will be conducted a minimum of three business days following the close of balloting to insure ba...

March 14, 2022

Negotiations With PSA Stall Over Gap In Wage Proposals - BC General Employees...

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) have stalled over a significant gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. “We have made good progress so far on some very important issues that will substantially ...

March 14, 2022

Talks Stalled After Employer Fails To Table Revised Wage Proposal - BC Genera...

Negotiations between the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) were to resume for the sixth week of bargaining this morning in Victoria. However, the employer informed your committee that they do not have a revised wage offer, reiterating that the amounts tabled last week were the maximum authorized. We have heard loud and clear fr...