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

September 10, 2019

Component 1 - Rally Against Prison Violence - BCGEU

DATE:             Monday, September 9, 2019 TIME:              11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. LOCATION:    Okanagan Correctional Centre                        200 Enterprise Way                        Oliver, BC  BACKGROUND: Correctional officers will be protesting outside of the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) to bring attention to the rapidly increasing incidents of violence against correctional off...

September 03, 2019

The 18th Main Public Service and component agreements are now available throu...

The 18th Main Public Service and component agreements came into effect on April 1, 2019 and expire on March 31, 2022. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service, like yourself, ratified them last year following five weeks of negotiations. The bargaining committee was proud of the many improvements they were able to achieve for members, including: a two per cent general wage increase in...

August 28, 2019

Local 107 Executive - Updated - BCGEU

Further to the call for nominations, please be advised your local executive is as follows: Local Chairperson: Scott Cudney 1st Vice Chair: Wayne Williams 2nd Vice Chair: Victoria Jackson Treasurer: Vacant Recording Secretary: Vacant Member-at-Large (2 positions): Vacant Member-at-Large (Sheriff's rep): Gordon Dodds Member-at-Large (Women's rep): Jadranka Novosel Download PDF...

August 27, 2019

Nominations for Local 105 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following vacant position on the local executive:  Recording Secretary  The term is the remainder of a three-year term (ending early 2021). Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 p.m. on September 10, 2019.(Nominations will remain open until all vacant positio...

August 15, 2019

Amendment to the Sheriff Powers, Duties and Responsibilities Regulation regar...

The BCGEU is pleased to announce that – thanks to the lobbying efforts of the Component 1 executive and members – the provincial government has agreed to an amendment of the regulations that govern the work of sheriffs in B.C.All sheriffs have now been granted peace officer status in "exigent" circumstances. This means that they have the authority to act and assist police and/or the public whil...

August 08, 2019

Stand by pay clarification – Eagle Bluff wild fire - BCGEU

Dear Component 1 members in the Okanagan, As the OCC prepares for a possible evacuation or other emergency measures, many of you have been asked to stand by to assist if needed. Thank you for your hard work and readiness during this period of uncertainty. With a rapidly changing situation such as this, it's important to clarify that stand by is paid time, to be compensated at a rate of one hour...

July 29, 2019

Component 1 Violence Campaign Update - BCGEU

Your component executive and the union leadership have been hard at work lobbying for changes to Workers' Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC) regulations that will assist members who work in Adult Custody, Youth Custody and Sheriffs Services in dealing with workplace safety and violence in the workplace. It has been a long fight but slowly progress is being made on this vital issue.  In order to ap...

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...