NEWS & UPDATES

December 13, 2018

Youth Corrections Temporary Market Adjustment (TMA) update - BCGEU

The BCGEU's 3.1 committee met on December 12 to discuss the government's response to our demand for a Temporary Market Adjustment (TMA) for youth correctional officers. The Employer has reviewed the attrition numbers submitted by the union and they do not agree with all the categories of "exiting employees" used in our calculations.    For example: The employer does not include auxiliary exits,...

November 26, 2018

Auxiliary Conversions at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre - BCGEU

Several staff at BYCC have recently asked the Union about Auxiliary Conversions, and we wanted to clarify and provide the relevant articles of the Collective Agreement. Auxiliaries are converted to regular status after working 1827 hours in 33 pay periods in work that is continuous full-time or part-time in nature. This is laid out clearly in Article 31.1 part (b). Article 31.1 Auxiliary Employ...

November 16, 2018

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) announced for 2019 - BCGEU

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2019. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations. Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.75 per cent increase beginning in February 2019. For members in the direct government this amounts to $0.2392 per hour or $16.74 bi-weekly. The ESD was nego...

November 09, 2018

Union expresses support for members after inmate death in transit - BCGEU

As a correctional officer I know firsthand the unique pressures and challenges Component 1 members face every day on the job. I know how much pride you all take in your primary duty: ensuring the safety and security of inmates, our fellow officers and the general public.  I know how much time and effort you put in to training, education and supervision to prevent and avoid tragedies on the job....

November 05, 2018

Call for Nominations for vacant Local 102 Executive position - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for following position which is vacant on the Local 102 Executive:   1st Vice-Chairperson of Nanaimo Correctional Centre (NCC)   The role of the Vice-Chairperson as follows:  1st and 2nd vice-chairperson(s): assists the Local chairperson in performing the responsibilities outlined above; may be delegated to perform specific duties, like recruiting OSH committee memb...

October 25, 2018

Component 1 representatives meet with the Minister of Public Safety & Solicit...

Component 1 representatives met with the Minister of Public Safety & Solicitor General on October 23, 2018 to discuss outstanding issues from bargaining as well as ongoing violence within Adult Custody Corrections. The discussion included the need to fix the compression between the Correctional Officer and Correctional Supervisor salary grids created at bargaining, the issue of ongoing recr...

October 16, 2018

Local 103 Union Meeting - BCGEU

DATE:  Monday, October 29, 2018 TIME:   Executive – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm General – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver Musqueam Room AGENDA Local Executive Meeting Worksite Issues and Strategy Local General Meeting Worksite Issues Update on grievances **A light dinner will be provided** Please email Local 103 Chairperson, Tom Wheatcro...

October 05, 2018

Union Meets With Attorney General On Key Sheriffs Issues - BCGEU

BCGEU Component 1 representatives met with Attorney General, David Eby, to discuss post-bargaining issues. The issues discussed included the potential of a 40-hour workweek, recruitment & retention, a separate branch for Sheriffs within the Ministry and support for pension improvements.BCGEU Vice President & Component 1 Chairperson, Dean Purdy and BCGEU Director of Negotiations, Doug Dy...

September 18, 2018

UPDATE: Medical Service Plan (MSP) ratification payment - BCGEU

As you will recall, the ratified 18th public service agreement contains a provision for the payment to members of the savings realized from the reduction in MSP premiums. This payment results from Article 25.8 of the current agreement - Legislative Changes. The article states that should a premium paid by the employer for an employee benefit be changed by a legislative change by the Government ...