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COMPONENT 1 - CORRECTIONS & 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

May 06, 2022

Public Service Strike vote called by BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committe...

Since the start of negotiations in February, your bargaining committee has been focused on achieving a new collective agreement that includes cost of living protection (COLA) for your wage increases. From day one our objective has been to get a deal at the bargaining table and that hasn’t changed. But we are at a point where a strike vote from the bargaining unit is the best path to getting a d...

May 04, 2022

Telephone Town Hall TOMORROW: Don’t miss out! - BC General Employees' Union (...

REMINDERYou’re invited: Telephone town hall  At 7pm on Thursday May 5th we will be calling every member covered under the Public Service Main collective agreement that we have a phone number for. When you get called simply stay on the line and you’ll be automatically connected to the event. If you want to make sure you get called, please log in to Member Portal and make sure we have your curren...

May 03, 2022

REMINDER: WEBINAR AND TOWN HALL THIS WEEK! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Please note, there will be closed captioning and ASL interpretation for each of the Zoom webinars. Also, a reminder that all times are in Pacific Time (PT) and each run about one hour in length. See you then! As you are likely aware, bargaining with the employer has reached impasse and the next step is to conduct a strike vote. In preparation for that vote, your bargaining committee wants to ma...

April 25, 2022

Join us: Webinar and Town Hall - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As you are likely aware, bargaining with the employer has reached impasse and the next step is to conduct a strike vote. In preparation for that vote, your bargaining committee wants to make sure you’ve had a chance to ask any questions you may have on issues ranging from strike pay, the balloting procedure, job action, essential services and many more. We know that one third of you are new to ...

April 25, 2022

C1 Webinar: Pension Improvements For Correctional Officers - BC General Emplo...

As you are likely aware, your pension contribution rate changed on April 1st, 2022. This means that your pension improvements were effective April 1st on service going forward. Our component is pleased with these changes, as it is a direct result of the advocacy by our union to improve the value of your pension.  Learn more about your pension improvements or watch a replay of the informational ...

April 22, 2022

Public Service Bargaining Weekly update: Member Education, Essential Service ...

As reported to you last week, negotiations with your employer remain at impasse. Your bargaining committee is ready to get back to the table the minute that your employer presents us with a revised wage offer that addresses your key issue of cost of living. Inflation You may have seen the news yesterday that Canada's inflation rate has now reached a new 31-year high of 6.7 per cent. The B.C. ra...

April 20, 2022

All BCGEU Members, Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) - Sh...

  Nominations are now open for three (3) shop stewards at the VIRCC. The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is: Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 5 p.m. Nomination forms must be submitted by email to: [email protected] Newly elected stewards are entitled to training at the Union's expense, including paid leave from work and ongoing support from the Union.   In solidarity,   ...

April 13, 2022

Public Service: NEW VIDEO: Your bargaining committee shares important updates...

As you heard from us last week, contract negotiations between your bargaining committee and your employer remain suspended, and for now, your collective agreement remains in place. This means it is business as usual in your workplace unless and until you hear differently from your union. Your bargaining committee remains committed to getting a fair deal, and we are ready to get back to the barg...

April 07, 2022

Public service contract talks reach impasse over wage proposals - BC General ...

After nine weeks of negotiations, talks between your bargaining committee and the employer – B.C.'s Public Service Agency – reached an impasse on Wednesday, April 6th because the employer's revised wage proposal failed to meet your bottom line of cost of living adjustment (COLA) protections.Throughout the preparation for bargaining last fall, you were clear that COLA was your top priority for t...