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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

February 02, 2021

No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protra...

No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protrans BCBURNABY - After 13 months without a contract and more than 40 bargaining sessions-including close to 40 hours since Sunday morning-members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Canada Line have reached a tentative deal with their employer. "Our members' goal has always been t...

February 01, 2021

BCGEU, Protrans BC to continue Canada Line talks - BCGEU

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. today. However, talks are scheduled into the evening and the union is holding off on job action while negotiations continue. The current contract expired in December 2019 and contract talks sta...

February 01, 2021

BCGEU members on Canada Line back at the table Monday morning - BCGEU

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Seventeen hours of talks over the weekend brought the sides closer together, but did not result in a deal.  The two sides will resume bargaining Monday morning with the hopes ...

January 29, 2021

Canada Line workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has issued a 72-hour strike notice to Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line as of 4:00 p.m. today. This move follows four days of mediation last week and several months of negotiations in which no significant progress was made on three main issues: wage parity, improved sick leave and contract length.For the past year, Canada Line wo...

January 29, 2021

Component 5 - January 2021 Safety Tip: Take proper breaks - BCGEU

For BCGEU members working at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch. January 2021 Safety Tip: Take proper breaksAs workdays can be fairly busy, Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) reminders become an important way to highlight the prevention and treatment of injuries. This month, our union reminds us to take proper breaks.Are you taking your breaks?Are you taking all your breaks?We are so often e...

January 27, 2021

Steward Nominations - BC Cannabis Store, 31956 Lougheed Highway, Mission - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for two stewards at the BC Cannabis store located in Mission.The union will train new stewards.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is February 10, 2021 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (604.882....

January 21, 2021

An explanation about LDB pay increase - BCGEU

I'm writing to follow up about a grievance our union filed in 2019 that alleged that the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) had failed to provide its employees with a pay increase on the first pay period after April 1.  I want you to know that, after a deeper investigation by our union's Advocacy department, BCLDB employees did indeed receive a pay increase at the correct time in April 2019....