B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

July 15, 2019

BCGEU statement opposing Quebec Bill 21 – religious symbol ban - BCGEU

On behalf of 79,000 members, including over 33,000 public service workers in B.C., the BCGEU condemns the decision of the Coalition Avenir Quebec Government to pass Bill 21 in Quebec which bans the wearing of religious symbols by public service workers in a position of authority. Any public employee should have the freedom to express their religious and spiritual beliefs in a safe and secure en...

July 12, 2019

New language regarding missed breaks for component 1 - BCGEU

Your component executive would like to draw your attention to new language that became effective on April 1, 2019 regarding missed breaks. If you are performing tasks or duties that require you to work through breaks you are entitled to ETO/CTO at straight time rates. You should be confirming the Employer's direction to work through your breaks prior to your shift or at the time you become awar...

June 07, 2019

C1 Prince George protest June 3, 2019 - BCGEU

Correctional Officers, BCGEU members and activists showed up to protest onJune 3, 2019 outside of the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre to bring attention to the rapidly increasing incidents of violence against correctional officers. This is the third protest that has taken place. Previous protests were held at Fraser Regional Corrections Centre, Surrey Pretrial Services Centre and the...

June 06, 2019

Standing up for our safety at work – union executive meets with WorkSafeBC - ...

On May 31, your BCGEU Component 1 (Corrections and Sheriff Services) leadership met with officials from the Workers' Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC) to discuss the many serious matters of concern for members in Corrections Services. Attending the meeting for your union was BCGEU Vice President and Component 1 Chair Dean Purdy, Component 1 First Vice-Chair Brandon Cox, and BCGEU Director of Fiel...

May 31, 2019

Prince George rally - BCGEU

Members of Component 1 are invited to come out to the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre in support of the continued efforts of your component in the fight for safer working conditions in B.C.'s prisons.Violence towards Correctional Officers has been on the increase every year for the past 5 years and we cannot let it continue.We want to show our solidarity with the members who are subj...

May 30, 2019

Component 1 Update: Corrections & Sheriffs 40 Hour Work Week & Component 1 Ba...

Prior to the last round of bargaining the component 1 membership in 6 out of the 7 locals submitted proposals mandating your bargaining committee to negotiate the expansion of the 35-hour work week up to 40 hours. The committee listened to the membership and negotiated a letter outlining how this process will work. Following the ratification of the public service agreement in 2018, negotiations...

May 06, 2019

Local 103 North Fraser Pretrial Centre Steward Nominations five (5) - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for five (5) stewards at your worksite.Deadline for the return of nominations is Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm.Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following methods: In person at the Lower Mainland Area Office (130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver) By fax to 604.215.1410 By email to Area03@bcgeu.ca   In solidarity Reagan BelanStaff RepresentativeDownload PD...

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...

May 02, 2019

C-1 and C-6 TMAs will be effective April 1, 2019 - BCGEU

Several members have asked for clarification around the timing of the Temporary Market Adjustments (TMAs) implementation for Component 1 and Component 6 members in select job classifications experiencing recruitment and retention challenges. The union had been engaged in discussions with the employer and have received confirmation that the TMAs for affected workers in these components will be e...