Mask usage in BCGEU buildings
(Updated Apr 27, 2023)
Effective immediately, we are making a change to our building protocols regarding mask usage in our buildings.
Mask use is now optional in our buildings, including in common areas and meeting rooms.
Staff and visitors to BCGEU buildings may, of course, continue to use masks and other layers of protection based on their own comfort and risk factors. We ask that we respect others and wear masks if requested in groups.
Please be reminded that no one should attend BCGEU buildings if they have active cold or flu-like symptoms.
COMPONENT 1 - CORRECTIONAL AND SHERIFF SERVICES
Component 1 includes members who work as Correctional Officers in provincial prisons and as Deputy Sheriffs for the B.C. Sheriff Services.
Forty-five delegates from Component 1 gathered in Richmond earlier this month for the triennial Corrections and Sheriff Services Component Conference. Over the two-day event, a variety of issues were discussed that are unique to the component. Some of the agenda issues included a grievance and arbitration review, plenary sessions on gangs and threat assessments, short and long term disability,...
Our BCGEU senior leaders took concerns of B.C. sheriffs right to the top in a meeting with B.C. Attorney General Niki Sharma last week. BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and BCGEU vice-president, component 1 corrections and sheriff services, Dean Purdy; along with component 1 executive member Dave Iorizzo and local 101 member Jeremy Kerr presented a detailed proposal to the Attorney General. The ...
Nominations are now open for two (2) steward positions at BC Sheriff Services - Chilliwack Courthouse.New stewards are trained by the Union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of stewards, please contact our office.The deadline for nominations is 5:00 pm, Monday, April 17, 2023.The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission to the area office...
Our current collective agreement – ratified in October 2022 – includes wage protections that adjust our year two general wage increase according to the impact of inflation in the previous 12 months. Today, the inflation figures for February 2023 were released: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/data/statistics/economy/consumer-price-index Based on the B.C. Consumer Price Index (CPI) 12 month av...
As you are likely aware from the communication earlier today from the head of the Public Service, beginning April 3 vaccinations against COVID-19 will no longer be a requirement to work in the BC Public Service.The employer has also told us that they will be amending HR Policy 4, the Occupational Health and Safety policy, to remove the related requirements for contractors and other non-employee...
We are writing to update you on the policy grievance the BCGEU filed to address your ongoing delay in retroactive pay. As you will recall we advised you of this initiative in our previous bulletin. The grievance states that "It has now been more than three months since the 19th Main Public Service Agreement was ratified. Despite this significant passage of time, BCGEU members continue to await ...
Please be advised the following has been acclaimed into the position listed below on the Local 104 Executive:
Young Worker Kayla Watkins
Congratulations to Kayla!
Ira Kibbe Local 104 Chair Chad BlackeyStaff Representative
Download PDF of notice here
Re: Hours of Work Decision for Surrey Pretrial
As you may be aware, in January, the Employer changed the hours for Correctional Officers at the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. The Employer implemented a schedule that changed what had been working well and been in place for over 15 years.
The Union challenged this change through an Hours of Work Umpire pursuant to Article 14.2.
Today we recei...
BCGEU Headquarters is on the unceded and shared traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & Səlí̓ lwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.