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


March 15, 2021

Leave For Vaccinations - BCGEU

Your union understands the need to book your vaccination at the earliest opportunity, and this may result in having to do so during regularly scheduled working hours. If so, you are entitled to a leave with pay under Article 20.11 of the Collective Agreement. If you have difficulty obtaining a leave for your vaccination, please refer your supervisor to the following new Public Service FAQ, upda...

March 05, 2021

News for BCGEU members in the B.C. public service: grid classification - BCGEU

We have news about a change in paygrades and the grid 14 classification. Briefly, employees classified as grid 14 of the wage scale will be moving to grid 15. A joint communication with the Public Service Agency has been created to explain the changes, and how they will impact members. You can view it here. This takes effect April 1, 2021 and reflects changes made to the public service job eval...

March 04, 2021

International Women's Day – Pink Masks - BCGEU

The BCGEU and BC Corrections are supporting International Women's Day (IWD) this year by inviting staff to wear a pink mask. This year's IWD campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge The pink masks are provided and funded by BCGEU Component 1 Corrections & Sheriff Services, and will be available at the entrance of your work place on March 8, 2021. Thanks to Component 1 Women's Representative Te...

February 22, 2021

Local 104 Update - BCGEU

It is with deep regret that I am announcing the resignation of Brandon Cox from his position as the Chair of Local 104. Throughout his terms as Chair, Brandon was instrumental in the fight for workers' rights and welfare. His dedication to the membership and ability to inspire others was unmatched. On behalf of the membership, I would like to wish Brandon all the best in his future endeavors an...

February 17, 2021

40 Hour Work Week – Adult Custody, Sheriffs, Youth Custody - BCGEU

Discussions with your employers and Government regarding a 40-hour work week were stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the BCGEU is continuing to work on the plan at this time, and updates will be provided as it develops. In solidarity,Dean Purdy Component 1 Vice-President UWU/MoveUP

January 26, 2021

FRCC Members Refuse Unsafe Work: Correctional Officers Still at Risk - BCGEU

On Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, six BCGEU members at FRCC exercised their right to refuse unsafe work under s. 3.12 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. They refused to work in a living unit where confirmed COVID-19 positive inmates were being housed with inmates who had tested COVID-19 negative.  Our members were specifically concerned by: the failure to isolate th...

January 15, 2021

All Local 103 Members at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre - Local 103 Steward Ele...

The following member has been acclaimed to a steward position at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre. Please join me in welcoming them to your current complement of stewards. John Anderson   In Solidarity,     Reagan BelanStaff Representative Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

December 22, 2020

Adult Corrections - Voluntary COVID Screening For Symptomatic Employees - BCG...

In May, the Employer introduced a new screening process for employees who called in or showed up for work with COVID-19 symptoms. This is a reminder, that the screening process is voluntary.If you choose not to participate you will be directed to 811 for testing and advice.In solidarity,Dean PurdyComp...

December 14, 2020

Steward Nominations - Burnaby Youth Custody Centre - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-worker...