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


January 13, 2021

Richmond Distribution Centre - Cannabis Warehouse (LDB) - Shop stewards - BCGEU

The Union is pleased to announce that Jason Jung has been acclaimed as a Steward on the day shift at your worksite. The current stewards at your worksite are: Traci Mountain (day) Jason Jung (day) Elliott Falconer (afternoon) Mike Simcoe (afternoon) Donald Lenz (afternoon) Peter To (afternoon) If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free ...

January 12, 2021

Your rights to sick leave during COVID-19 - BCGEU

You are receiving this bulletin as a BCGEU member of Component 5 working at the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch. As requested by your fellow members at the organizing working group, below are Frequently Asked Questions about your rights to take sick leave during the COVID-19 pandemic. If I am sick and can't work, what do I do? Inform the employer as soon as possible. You should tell them the da...

January 06, 2021

Local 503 Executive Interim Election Results - BCGEU

The election process for your Local Executive position – Recording Secretary, closed on December 13, 2020 at 5pm. Please be advised of election results: Michael Iannantuoni – [email protected] Please be advised that in accordance with the Provincial Executive Policy Reference Manual, Constitution & Structure, PE Policy D-8, Conducting Local Elections, Candidates have the right to app...

January 05, 2021

The Provincial Fall 2020 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial  This issue has updates on our union's shareholder program, scholarship winners, member stories aboutworking during a pandemic, COVID & women: call for an intersectional feminist recovery and the crisis in B.C. seniors’care facilities.  UWU/MoveUP

December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all physical and virtual BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices will be closed from 12:00pm on December 24, 2020 and until 8:30am on January 4, 2021, except for the Prince Geo...

December 21, 2020

COVID on the job: how to refuse unsafe work - BCGEU

The right to refuse unsafe work is a legislative right and responsibility of all workers in B.C., and that is no different during the COVID-19 pandemic.Have you been assigned work that you feel is unsafe? According to law, the procedure to refuse unsafe work is as follows: Immediately report to your supervisor that you have stopped work and the reasons why you believe the job or task is uns...

December 21, 2020

COVID-19 and recent changes to the Workers Compensation Act and Board Policy ...

During the pandemic, the B.C. government amended the Workers’ Compensation Act to allow workers to be compensated for lost wages when they contract COVID-19 on the job. Members who have reason to believe they have contracted COVID-19 through work should report it to their employer as soon as possible and should file an application for compensation with WorkSafeBC, including as many details as p...

December 17, 2020

Update: Buttons building pressure for essential pay - BCGEU

We are nearly three weeks into our public campaign to achieve essential pay for our essential work. By wearing our buttons, we're sending a clear message to our employer, BCLDB GM & CEO Blain Lawson, that it's time we received compensation for our government-deemed essential work. Your solidarity and courage to wear these buttons is commendable and critical – not just for winning this campa...

December 17, 2020

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers wear button on the job in demand for essenti...

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – As the second wave of the pandemic intensifies and British Columbians head into the holiday season, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) are ramping up their campaign to be recognized and compensated as essential workers. BCLDB workers will be wearing Essential Pay for Essential Wor...

December 17, 2020

Local 504 Members – LDB (Fleetwood Store) - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Jacob Wolff has been acclaimed into the positions of Steward at the Fleetwood Store of the Liquor Distribution Branch. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Jacob.   In solidarity   Kimberlee MacGregor                              Chad BlackeyL504 Chair                                             Staff Representative ...

December 16, 2020

Steward Election Results - Liquor Distribution Branch – Delta Warehouse - BCGEU

Please be advised that Opinder Sanghera, Tory Legare & Bradly Bennett have been elected as the three daytime stewards for the Liquor Distribution Branch – Delta WarehouseWe would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.Congratulations and welcome Bradly, Opi and Tory.In solidarityKeith Stone L503 Chair Sarah GeorgettiStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

December 14, 2020

BCGEU stands in solidarity with farmers in India

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union expresses solidarity with farmers, labour activists and other workers in India who are protesting dangerous new agricultural legislation that threatens the livelihoods of millions of families. In September, the Indian government quietly passed or amended three Farm Bills designed to deregulate agricultural markets and open them up to takeover by ...