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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

August 05, 2022

We’re ready - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Photos: picket signs at BCGEU headquarters are ready to be distributed to While your bargaining committee waits for the provincial government to call us back to the bargaining table, our union is continuing to work with our legal team in final preparations to action the 95 per cent strike mandate. We will be in a position to issue strike notice to your employer soon and we will update you as ...

July 28, 2022

Bargaining update: When can we strike? - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

When can we strike?Our union is being prevented from being in a legal strike position by the B.C. government’s insistence on high essential services levels that would dramatically reduce the effectiveness of a strike. As a result, your bargaining committee and our legal team are contesting their positions through the Labour Relations Board so we can exercise the strike mandate as soon as po...

July 22, 2022

Public service strike FAQ - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

You've voted in favour of strike action…now what?After our historic member-led strike vote in June, talks resumed between your committee and your employer, the Public Service Agency (PSA). Talks quickly broke down again because your employer once again failed to table a wage offer that met your needs. While our goal remains achieving a fair agreement at the bargaining table, members may need to...

July 15, 2022

A message from your Public Service Bargaining Committee - BC General Employee...

  Last week we reported to you on the status of bargaining and our desire to return to the bargaining table as soon as the PSA has a revised offer to present – one which protects against increasing inflation by including a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).  Securing an agreement with inflation protection is still your committee’s top priority in negotiations. Click here to watch a v...

July 06, 2022

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining Committee - BC General Em...

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining CommitteeLast fall, we conducted the most detailed and comprehensive preparations for public service negotiations in BCGEU history. This included reviewing nearly 500 proposals from union locals, 5800 bargaining survey results and polling results from over 5000 members. By engaging in extensive consultation with you, we learned about your chal...

June 30, 2022

All Public Service Members - Back to the table - BC General Employees' Union ...

Last week’s strike vote was largest in our union’s history, and the 95% yes vote – with overwhelming turnout – sent a powerful message to government which they heard loud and clear. That pressure motivated them to get back to the table. Backed by that vote, your bargaining committee resumed negotiations with your employer, the Public Service Agency (PSA), this week. On Monday, the PSA tabled a ...

June 22, 2022

Nearly 95% of you voted in favour of a strike! - BC General Employees' Union ...

Public Service Agency feels the pressure and asks BCGEU to return to negotiationsYour bargaining committee has big news. After five weeks of organizing the largest strike vote in BCGEU history, dozens of your coworkers, your Public Service Bargaining Committee and BCGEU staff gathered at BCGEU headquarters for the vote count. And the results were staggering, you overwhelmingly voted in favour o...

June 15, 2022

Your input is needed: Impacts of working night shift - BC General Employees' ...

  Are you a night shift worker? Are you interested in supporting research about the health effects of working nights?Researchers from UBC and the BC Cancer Research Institute are studying the health effects of working nights, and whether taking melatonin supplements can help. They are looking for night shift workers in the Lower Mainland to participate in their study. If you meet all the criter...

June 10, 2022

Public Service Agency fails to implement 5 days paid sick leave for Public Se...

Earlier this year, the provincial government amended the Employment Standards Act to provide for five days paid sick leave for workers, effective January 1st, 2022. For workers covered by a collective agreement, the government said that to ensure government’s intent that the paid sick leave entitlement is applied to all employees in B.C., the clause that relates to collective agreements is bein...