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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 10, 2022

BCGEU Social Media Community Guidelines - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every individual has the right to contribute to the conversation on the BCGEU's social media channels. These conversations will be respectful of others' political affiliation, race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, abilities, appearance, and occupation. Harassment will not be tolerated: Harassment is defined as comments which ridicule, humiliate, insult, or degrade another user on the basis of ra...

March 10, 2022

Employer's first wage offer falls short - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Week 5 of public service negotiations resumed this week with the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) exchanging complete monetary packages. As we have been telling the government bargaining committee since day one, compensation is the critical piece to achieving a renewed collective agreement. The economic and political instabili...

March 09, 2022

Local 504 Elections Voting - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Further to the March 8 bulletin advising of the change of process for this round of local elections, the ballot packages, including paper ballots will be couriered to your worksite stewards/contacts, by the end of the week, as follows: Ballot packages will be in their possession no later than Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Please see your worksite steward/contact listed above to retrieve your ballot...

March 08, 2022

Cowichan branch of VIRL behind picket lines as BCGEU librarians escalate job ...

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 on the picket line at VIRL's Cowichan Branch (2687 James Street in Duncan) today. The picket is the first step in escalated job action from the librarians who are awaiting response to their latest counteroffer from the employer ...

March 08, 2022

Local 504 members - Local elections voting - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Voting for your Local Elections commenced last Thursday via an electronic voting platform. However, the union will be switching to a physical ballot system for this election. The current electronic voting platform has been disabled as we take the necessary steps to prepare for a paper ballot system. The union did not receive any votes via the electronic platform and moving forward all members w...

March 04, 2022

March 8 International Women’s Day 2022 #BreakTheBias - BC General Employees' ...

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD). It’s an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of women throughout history and around the world. An opportunity to recommit ourselves to stand together and work together to continue breaking down the barriers that still hold women back in far too many families, communities and workplaces. An opportunity to dream with our eyes open a...

March 04, 2022

Pickets at VIRL branches Wednesday if no offer made, says BCGEU librarians - ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will begin escalated job action starting Wednesday, March 9 should they not receive a serious offer from the employer. On March 1, after the union had issued 72-hour strike notice, the employer made a new offer to librarians. Howeve...

March 04, 2022

Bargaining update: Week 4 concludes - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The fourth week of public service bargaining has wrapped for the week of March 1st in Victoria. Your bargaining committee will meet with the employer – B.C.’s Public Service Agency – again next week in Vancouver. Negotiations of non-monetary issues continue to be productive. Your bargaining committee has made progress on the following collective agreement language: Improvements to the process ...

March 04, 2022

Letter: BCGEU librarians call on VIRL Board of Trustees to #respectVIRLlibrar...

On Thursday March 3, 2022, all 48 BCGEU members working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) submitted a group letter to the library's Board Trustees. Read their letter here.The letter called on all 38 trustees to ensure that librarians' next collective agreement provides them with fundamental support – including a psychologically safe and respectful workplace, and wag...

March 03, 2022

Local 507 Executive Election Results - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The call for nominations closed on March 2, 2022. As no election was required, we are pleased to announce the following member is acclaimed:Local chairperson:  Marlene Lodermeier          First vice-chair:  vacant                           Second vice-chair:  vacant         Treasurer:  vacantRecording Secretary:  vacantMember at large:  vacantMember at large (young worker):  vacantDuring the th...

March 02, 2022

Seventy-two hour strike notice filed: librarians on Vancouver Island urge ele...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) served the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) board with 72-hour strike notice on Monday, February 28. The union's move means libraries in many communities on Vancouver Island and neighbouring islands could be behind picket lines as early as 8 a.m. Thursday, March 3. The BCGEU is calling on elected represen...

March 01, 2022

Public Service Bargaining: Week 4 Kicks Off - BC General Employees' Union (BC...

Public service bargaining has resumed for the week of March 1st in Victoria. Today begins week four of negotiations between your BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA). We expect to begin talking money with the PSA within the next week. So far, our talks have centered around non-monetary proposals. The committee is made up of BCGEU ...

February 25, 2022

All BCGEU Local 503 Members - Elections for Local 503 Executive – deadline Ma...

As previously announced in our February 9th bulletin, all positions on the Local 503 Executive were acclaimed, with the exception of the Member-at-Large. The following candidates are running for this position: Member-at-Large: Kian GrayRavi RamdharryKellen TiveronMegan Cawood By now, your worksite should have received an information package containing ballots. Your steward or store contact woul...

February 25, 2022

Third Week Of Public Service Bargaining Wraps - BC General Employees' Union (...

Week three of Main Table Public Service Bargaining between the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. Government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) is concluding for the week of February 21. The tone at the bargaining table continues to be generally positive and collaborative, and your bargaining committee remains committed to bringing forward the priorities you’ve identified. The committe...

February 24, 2022

Local 504 members- Reminder Meeting Notice & Nomination for Local Executive ...

This is a reminder that nominations are still open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson First Vice-Chairperson Second Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (5 positions) Young Worker at Large The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominat...

February 23, 2022

BCGEU welcomes progressive vision, new spending, and strong economic outlook ...

A progressive vision for inclusive and clean growth, continued support for critical public services like healthcare and childcare, and the announcement of a new year-round B.C. Wildfire Service are just some of the highlights in what the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling a "bargaining budget". "The devil is always in the details but on first glance there's a lot for our members a...

February 18, 2022

Official statement from the BCGEU on unauthorized use of logo for protest eve...

The BCGEU has recently learned that our logo is being used without authorization on promotional material for a "protest" event planned for next week.  We want to be clear that our union is not associated with, nor do we support, the event or its organizers in any way. This is an unlawful action on the part of the organizers. We are considering all legal options before us to hold the responsibl...