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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

May 27, 2022

Public Service Members - Vote Now: Ensure Your Voice Is Heard! - BC General E...

The strike vote is well underway, and we are gaining more momentum each day. Have you voted yet? Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that over 500 members stepped up as worksite contacts to help with the vote – not to mention the 800 stewards who are also helping! In addition, hundreds of members have been booked off to help get out the vote: These members are working hard making cal...

May 20, 2022

Have you cast your ballot yet? Strike vote update - BC General Employees' Uni...

We are only five days into balloting for the public service strike vote and there has been tremendous level of engagement and turnout so far. Your bargaining committee is thrilled to see this level of enthusiasm from members, because a strong turnout is as important as a strong "yes" vote. By voting yes, you are helping to deliver a strong message to your employer that we are serious about our ...

May 18, 2022

All BCGEU Members at BCLDB GLS # 160 (39th & Cambie) Steward Nominations – On...

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

May 18, 2022

All BCGEU Members at BCLDB GLS # 77 (Northgate) Steward Nominations – Two (2)...

  Nominations are now open for two (2) steward positions at your worksite and will close at midnight on Wednesday, June 1, 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 t...

May 16, 2022

All BCGEU Members at BCLDB GLS # 107 (Westview) - BC General Employees' Unio...

Nominations are now open for one (1) steward positions at your worksite and will close at midnight on Monday, May 30, 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...

May 16, 2022

Strike Vote begins today - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Today marks the start of the strike vote in B.C.'s public service. You and 33,000 other members in this bargaining unit will be casting your vote to help deliver a strong message to your employer to compel them to get back to the bargaining table with a wage offer that meets your needs. Your bargaining committee recommends that all member vote "YES" to show the employer that members are united ...

May 13, 2022

BCLDB GLS # 163 (Westwood Centre) - Steward Nominations – One (1) Position -...

Nominations are now open for one (1) steward positions at your worksite and will close at midnight on Friday, May 27, 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-...

May 13, 2022

Strike vote begins for all members under the main public service agreement

  Strike vote begins next week  As you know, your bargaining committee is conducting a strike vote for the 33,000 members of the public service bargaining committee starting next week. You are getting this email because you are part of that bargaining unit and are eligible to vote.From the very beginning of this round of bargaining, public service members have been unified around a central prio...

May 09, 2022

BCGEU sues Vancity over pension dispute - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

(Burnaby) - On April 27, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) filed a Notice of Civil Claim in B.C. Supreme Court against Vancity Credit Union over the financial institution's unilateral decision to deny BCGEU members a jointly-trusteed, defined benefit pension plan that they had agreed to establish. "Filing a lawsuit against an employer is an extraordinary step for any union to take, and ...