Info on Covid-19, click for more information

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

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.  https://www.bcgeu.ca/adult_corrections_new_process_-_covid_screening_for_symptomatic_employee 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...

December 10, 2020

BCGEU Members in Local 103 at Ministry of Attorney General - Steward Election...

Thank you to those who submitted their names as nominees for the Steward positions available in New Westminster Law Courts Area. Please be advised that have the following members been acclaimed as your newest New Westminster Law Courts Stewards. Peter SimoneTommy VargaAndrew Hogg Should you have any questions regarding your Collective Agreement or should you require the support of a Steward, pl...

December 09, 2020

Component 1 (Sheriffs) COVID-19 Update - BCGEU

In the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases, the BCGEU has been fighting for your safety at work. In response to concerns you raised, the BCGEU asked Attorney General David Eby to cease all FRO training pending a review of Safe Work Procedures and the new PHO orders.Please read letter to AG Eby here.We are happy to acknowledge that the BC Sheriff Service responded to our concerns and, as of last ...

December 04, 2020

The current state of mental health and resources for correctional officers in...

Rebecca Proutt (Dawson) is a correctional officer and a BCGEU member of local 105. She would like to invite all BCGEU members in corrections to participate in a voluntary survey as part of her master's thesis. Your participation will assist in valuable research concerning the development of mental health resources for B.C. correctional officers. As always, this survey meets BCGEU's standards of...

December 02, 2020

A message of support & solidarity to sheriffs - BCGEU

Following last week's media stories highlighting the spike in COVID-19 positive cases amongst our bargaining members from the Surrey and Abbotsford courthouses, your union executive and leadership responded quickly to address the issues. The health and safety of union members is the heartbeat and life force of the BCGEU. Our union made sure your voices and concerns were heard and engaged the em...

November 23, 2020

Steward Nominations - 651 Carnarvon St, New Westminster - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for three (3) stewards at your worksite. Deadline for the return of nominations is Monday, December 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm.Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following methods: By fax to 604.215.1410 By email to Area03@bcgeu.ca In solidarityReagan BelanStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here.Download PDF of nomination form here. UWU/MoveUP

November 20, 2020

Component 1 (Sheriffs) COVID 19 Update: Right to Refuse Unsafe Work - BCGEU

In view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases within the province, and the evolving advice from the public health authorities, if you feel you are being asked to perform unsafe work, contact either your employer or a local Union JOHS committee member and let them know. It is also important to remember that if you reasonably believe that you are being directed to perform unsafe work, you ha...

November 08, 2020

BC Public Service COVID-19 Update - Remote work and masks policy - BCGEU

With the dramatic increase of new COVID-19 cases that B.C. has seen over the last month – and the introduction of new regional restrictions to help stop the surge in the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal health regions – our union has urged the BC Public Service to re-evaluate their workplace safety protocols to decrease the potential spread of the virus. In a phone call with Deputy Minister for the...