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COMPONENT 1 - CORRECTIONAL AND SHERIFF SERVICES

Component 1 includes members who work as Correctional Officers in provincial prisons and as Deputy Sheriffs for the B.C. Sheriff Services.

NEWS & UPDATES

September 15, 2022

Public Service ratification bulletin now available, member education forums s...

  It’s here — the comprehensive ratification bulletin we promised. It contains the information you need to understand the tentative agreements (for both the main agreement and your component agreement) with your employer with confidence. These tentative agreements come after nearly eight months of bargaining and historic job action that lasted over two weeks. Click here to download...

September 13, 2022

Public Service Tentative agreement: How did we get here? - BC General Employe...

Since announcing the tentative agreement (TA) on September 6 and distributing the highlights of the TA, bargaining committee members have had many questions about how the general wage increase (GWI) in the TA compares to the employer's proposed GWI that was on the table at the time the strike vote was taken in the spring. We want to clarify that the employer's proposed GWI-the one that prompted...

September 09, 2022

Tentative agreement: member update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As promised with the release of the tentative agreement highlights earlier this week, a comprehensive ratification document--including full text of the main agreement and component agreements as well as resources to help members understand the impact of those agreements—will be emailed out to every member of the bargaining unit by the middle of next week. The attached spreadsheet—which illustra...

September 07, 2022

BCGEU Public Service Tentative Agreement Highlights - BC General Employees' U...

Highlights of tentative agreement As promised in yesterday’s bulletin, here are the highlights of the tentative agreement. The full text of the agreement will be available early next week in a ratification document that will explain the details of the tentative agreement and how those changes will impact you and your co-workers. Now that we’ve reached a tentative agreement with your employer, t...

September 06, 2022

BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee reaches tentative agreement with Pu...

Following seven months of negotiations and a historic job action lasting over two weeks, your bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with your employer – B.C.’s Public Service Agency (PSA). This agreement covers you and 33,000 other bargaining unit members working in direct government service.   The committee worked through the weekend on the details and have signed off on the a...

August 30, 2022

Returning to work after job action - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To all BCGEU members employed by the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch who have been in strike action:Your solidarity on the picket lines these last few weeks succeeded in getting the employer to invite us back to the table and working towards a tentative agreement. As an act of good faith we agreed to end our strike action while negotiations continue. Please note that the media and communication...

August 17, 2022

Handling Pacific Coast shipments now struck work - BC General Employees' Unio...

Job action update: Handling shipments from Pacific Coast is now struck workOn Monday August 15th at 3:30 pm your fellow BCGEU members working at the distribution and wholesale centres commenced strike action. Since then your union has learned that the employer has distributed product through a third party, Pacific Coast Distribution Ltd.  We are taking immediate strike action in response to thi...

August 05, 2022

We’re ready - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Photos: picket signs at BCGEU headquarters are ready to be distributed to While your bargaining committee waits for the provincial government to call us back to the bargaining table, our union is continuing to work with our legal team in final preparations to action the 95 per cent strike mandate. We will be in a position to issue strike notice to your employer soon and we will update you as ...

July 28, 2022

Bargaining update: When can we strike? - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

When can we strike?Our union is being prevented from being in a legal strike position by the B.C. government’s insistence on high essential services levels that would dramatically reduce the effectiveness of a strike. As a result, your bargaining committee and our legal team are contesting their positions through the Labour Relations Board so we can exercise the strike mandate as soon as po...