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

November 16, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - NANAIMO AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) NANAIMO AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING November 16, 2018     The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Nanaimo Area Office for 3 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES: · Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by...

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 14, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE BENEFITS DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE BENEFITS DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTING November 14, 2018   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Benefits Department, effective date to be determined. The staff representatives in benefits are currently located at the Fraser Valley Area Office and report to the Coordinator of Advocacy. DUTIES: The successful applicant ...

November 13, 2018

Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benef...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2018Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benefits (Thompson-Okanagan) Nearly 700 members of the BCGEU working in Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan voted to ratify a new contract with their employer ending a 19-week strike."I am so impressed by the solidarity and courage of our members" said Stephanie Smith, president of...

November 13, 2018

SECRETARY (Temporary) - LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

BCGEU LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING November 13, 2018     POSITION: SECRETARY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. The term of assignment is up to 7 months or return of incumbent. DUTI...

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 08, 2018

BCGEU welcomes new legislation aimed at improving working conditions for heal...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the B.C. government's announcement today that it will repeal both the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act (Bill 29) and the Health Sector Partnerships Agreement Act (Bill 94). Enacted in 2002 and 2003, the bills led to the deterioration of working conditions for health and social-sector workers by stripping workpl...

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...

November 02, 2018

BCGEU welcomes action plan to mitigate wildfire and flood risks in B.C. - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes this week's release of Government's Action Plan: Responding to wildfire and flood risks ('The Action Plan') by the provincial government, and applauds the actions outlined in the report to better prepare British Columbians for extreme wildfires and floods. At the same time, more will need to be done to mitigate the effects of what now appears to be the new normal in our provi...

October 26, 2018

Recommended Changes To Provincial Labour Code A Good Start – But Don’t Go Far...

The BCGEU supports many of the recommendations put forward yesterday by the independent, three-person Labour Relations Code Review Panel appointed by Labour Minister Harry Bains earlier this year. "Our submission to the panel asked that balance and fairness be restored to the B.C. Labour Relations Code and Labour Relations Board," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We believe the recommenda...

October 25, 2018

280 transition housing units to be built for women fleeing violence - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomed today’s announcement by the provincial government to initiate the first steps towards establishing 1,500 new supportive housing units for women and children fleeing violence. As part of government’s Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund, 280 transition housing units will be built province-wide. This news follows their commit...

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 23, 2018

President Irene Lanzinger won't seek re-election as BC's top labour leader - ...

Sister Irene Lanzinger has announced that she will not be running for re-election next month at the 58th Convention of the BC Federation of Labour. As the largest affiliate union of the BC Fed, the BCGEU would like to thank Irene for her contributions to the labour movement in British Columbia during her time as president. As the first woman president of the Federation, Irene redefined what is ...

October 22, 2018

Proposed legislation will lay foundation for improved professional reliance s...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased with the provincial government's introduction today of the Professional Governance Act aimed at improving B.C.'s professional reliance system in the natural resource sector. If passed, the new legislation will lay the foundation for a series of much-needed changes to better protect and manage the province's natural resources for ...