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


July 13, 2016

Nomination for Local 512 Executive

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recorder Member at Large (2) Young Worker Representative The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities for each position is attached. The deadline for nominations is: Monday August 15th, 2016 by 5:00pm. Any nominations received after the deadline wi...

July 13, 2016

Safety Tip for July: Know your workplace health and safety rights

Under the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations, all workers have the right to a safe and healthy workplace. Every worker should understand these rights. This will make the workplace safer for you and your coworkers. Understanding and defending these rights also encourages compliance by your employer. Your four basic safety rights are: 1. RIGHT TO KNOW:...

July 08, 2016

Region 4 Women's Conference

                                                                Register now for the BCGEU Region 4 Women’s Conference, September 23-24, 2016 in Prince George. The Conference is open to all BCGEU women in Areas 06, 10, 11 & 12. The Conference commences on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Hotel, 444 George St., Prince George with a panel session which will include a dynamic group of...

July 08, 2016

Booze bylaw given the nod in Maple Ridge

A bylaw outlining where liquor can be sold in Maple Ridge was given the nod Tuesday night. Read more...

July 06, 2016

Work-Able Graduate Internship Program

The BCGEU is pleased to announce we have negotiated an agreement with the Public Service Agency to establish an internship program for individuals who self-identify as a person with a disability. The program is designed to support the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities. Each internship will run for 12 months, and a maximum of 15 internships will be available per year. Click...

July 05, 2016

The BCGEU stands with Canada Post workers

Canada Post’s announcement that they will lock out Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members as soon as Friday is an attack on collective bargaining, its workers and its customers. Canada Post is refusing to do the work of collective bargaining with CUPW by demanding massive rollbacks on the union’s hard fought gains. Those rollbacks include moving all new hires from a defined benefit...

June 30, 2016

BCGEU presses Canadian Prime Minister on Mexican teacher repression

Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...