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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.


August 11, 2021

14 Day Waiting Period after International Travel - BCGEU

14 Day Waiting Period after International Travel  We are concerned about the employer's decision to continue keeping all members off work for 14 days after international travel. We would like to meet with the employer soon to discuss their decision, specifically the medical and scientific evidence it is based on. We will raise this issue with government and review it's practices, and those of e...

July 23, 2021

All Local 102 – General Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Corrections & Sheriff Services LOCAL:102 – General MeetingDATE: Monday, August 30, 2021TIME: 6:00 p.m.PLACE: Area Office, 106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo   AGENDA Public Service Bargaining ProposalsThis is your opportunity to suggest changes you would like to see in the new collective agreement (i.e. improve call out and recall language; sick leave) Proposals must be ...

June 22, 2021

Youth Corrections 40 Hour Workweek Vote Results - BCGEU

Members across the province at Youth Corrections have voted in favor of 40-hour workweek proposals.Between May 1 -14, 2021 a total of 124 ballots were casted by Youth Corrections members.  The results are: 65 (52%) voted in favor of a 40 hour workweek proposal. 58 (47%) voted not in favor. 1 spoilt ballot The Youth Corrections 40-hour workweek proposals will now be moved to government for the...

June 21, 2021

BCGEU response to B.C. Ombudsperson report & next steps - BCGEU

On Tuesday, June 15, the Office of the Ombudsperson of B.C. released a report describing the office's investigation into the use of separate confinement at the youth custody centres in Burnaby and Prince George. The report makes 26 recommendations related to the use of separate confinement and other issues in youth custody. Read the full report, entitled Alone: The Prolonged and Repeated Isolat...

June 03, 2021

BC Human Rights Tribunal’s decisions re: Levan Francis - BCGEU

On May 5, BCGEU President Stephanie Smith and Component 1 Vice President Dean Purdy met with Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, senior ministry staff and senior leadership at BC Corrections to discuss the Ministry's plans to address the institutional and other factors identified by the BC Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) in the Levan Francis decision. Members in correc...

May 05, 2021

FRCC Mbrs- Remembering Bikramdeep Randhawa - BCGEU

Dear FRCC members,It is with heavy hearts that we offer our deepest condolences to all of you on the loss of your friend and colleague, Bikramdeep Randhawa. While the loss of any member under any circumstance is a tragedy we understand that Bikramdeep's youth and the sudden, violent, and public nature of his death make this loss harder to bear.  Correctional officers are an extraordinarily tigh...

May 03, 2021

Remembering Component 1 member Bikramdeep Randhawa

On behalf of 80,000+ members across the province, the BCGEU offers our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Local 104 member Bikramdeep Randhawa as they grieve his sudden and senseless death on Saturday, May 1st. While the loss of any member under any circumstance is a tragedy, Bikramdeep's youth and the violent, and public nature of his death make this loss harder to b...

April 23, 2021

BCSS Survey Results - BCGEU

As you may be aware, our union conducted an occupational health survey for all unionized BCSS members earlier this spring. The intent of the survey was to collect information on members' back and hip issues, and then use the survey results to review the current equipment set up for staff. There was a total of 219 survey respondents. Some key survey findings include: 84% of respondents indicat...

April 21, 2021

Youth Custody 40 Hour Work Week Vote - BCGEU

In the last round of bargaining six out of seven Component 1 Locals put forward proposals for a 40-hour work week. Since then joint committees for Adult Corrections, Sheriffs and Youth Custody have been working on 40-hour work week proposals to be submitted to Government for review. Between May 1 – 14, 2021 you will have an opportunity to vote on a Youth Custody 40 hour work week proposal. Loca...