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


November 09, 2016

The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists

Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming. Read more...

November 08, 2016

Honouring Aboriginal Veterans

On November 8 we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist at a higher proportion than any other group in Canada.    For many, enlisting presented many challenges such as learning English, leaving the...

November 07, 2016

Liquor licensing streamlined for businesses, local governments

Liquor licence applications will be processed more efficiently thanks to upcoming changes involving local governments and First Nations. Read more...

November 03, 2016

B.C. government conditionally approves Loblaw wine licences

The B.C. government has given Loblaw Companies Ltd. approval in principle to put B.C. wine on the shelves of six of its stores, the government announced November 3. Read more...

November 02, 2016

Safety tip of the month - November

USING AND MAINTAINING KNIVES\BOX CUTTERS SAFELY It is important to handle your box cutters safely all year round, but the committee knows that at this time of year we are building bigger and more displays to prepare for Christmas, so we just wanted to put out a “friendly reminder” and share some tips.  Always cut in a direction away from your body and make sure no body parts (face, fingers,...

November 01, 2016

Local 501 Holiday Season Social Event

To:    All BCGEU Local 501 Members Re:    Holiday Season Social Event   You are cordially invited to our second annual Holiday Season Social Event!   Friday, December 2, 2016 BCGEU Building, Main Floor 2994 Douglas Street 7:00pm – 10:00pm   Our plan is to have an informal get-together for Local 501 members (and retirees), and to have holiday season snacks available. Please RSVP by Nov...

October 26, 2016

Members at LDB, North Island - Your chance to ask questions!

Dear Sisters and Brothers The Local wants to hear from you!  We know it is difficult for members to come to meetings with our island geography and shift work. We want to provide an opportunity for you to be involved by giving you the opportunity to call in and have your questions answered, and give you information on what is going on in the Local and the Union. Myself, other Local Executive ...