Due to the ongoing covid pandemic, BCGEU offices are operating with restricted access and with most staff working remotely. The BCGEU continues to monitor the situation and an update will be provided on or around February 15. Members can call or email their area office for assistance. Contact info can be found here.
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.
On Thursday, February 25, the LDB advised all employees at the Vancouver Distribution Centre (VDC) of both their long-term plans for replacing the Vancouver warehouse and plans for a short-term solution in the meantime.
Prior to the announcement, the BCGEU and the LDB held discussions about how these changes would affect current warehouse employees. The LDB has assured us that any secondary wa...
The BCGEU is calling for a moratorium on the provincial government’s expansion of grocery store wine sales for at least six months. Growing concerns from community health organizations, ominous findings from addictions researchers, and the potential of international trade challenges cast doubt on the practicality of expanding sales.
Some B.C. communities have already taken steps to defer imple...
The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions.
Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...
Your Local 505 Chairperson, Anita Sullivan and your Staff Representative, Brenda Beckmann will be touring the Kamloops LDB on March 14, 2016, and would like to take this opportunity to meet with members of Local 505.
The tour will take place between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on March 14, 2016.
Please take this opportunity to meet with these activists and participate in open discussion.
Your Local Executive is as follows:
Ana Treijs Local Chairperson
Heather Lippert 1st Vice Chair
Judy Keus 2nd Vice Chair
Recording Secretary Deborah Godtmark
*Vacant Young Worker Representative
Patricia Stewart Member-at-Large
Martina Staff Member-at-Large
Leadnow employees have organized to join the BCGEU.
The organization works to promote democracy and social justice in Canada. It describes itself as: ‘an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada.’
“We’re delighted to welcome Leadnow into the BCGEU family. T...
“We welcome the increased funding for the Ministry for Children and Family Development announced in today’s budget. Our union, and especially our frontline members, have worked hard to convince government that a significant increase is crucial for the ministry. Their concerns were detailed in the BCGEU report Choose Children, and these efforts have paid off. Additional frontline social workers,...