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B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

May 29, 2020

Component 1 Update (Sheriffs): May 29, 2020 - BCGEU

Joint Occupational Health & Safety Working Group Component 1 Executive Member at Large (Sheriffs) Dave Iorizzo, Local 104 Member at Large Rick Holzapfel, and BCGEU Staff Representative Brian Campbell are meeting weekly with the Employer as part of a Joint Occupational Health & Safety Working Group. Provincial Sheriff Risk Assessment Dave Iorizzo, Rick Holzapfel and Brian Campbell have...

May 27, 2020

Eligibility for premium pay for BCGEU members in the B.C. public service - BCGEU

Eligibility for premium pay for BCGEU members in the B.C. public service   We have received messages from our membership asking why they were excluded from the premium pay offering. We are also disappointed more sectors were not included and rest assured, we're continuing to speak to the government about expanding it. We are not able to answer some of the questions we've received because we don...

May 26, 2020

Local 101 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for the position(s) listed below for Local 101 executive. Candidate statements are attached (if submitted) and will be available through the e-voting link.Member at Large - Open  Kevin Crystal Darren Campbell A link for you to cast your ballot will be sent via email to all local 101 members.Be sure to check your junk folder if you don't receive it. If you don...

May 19, 2020

Component 1 Update: Pandemic Pay for Corrections & Sheriffs - BCGEU

Component 1 Update: Pandemic Pay for Corrections & Sheriffs  The B.C. Government today announced a lump-sum pandemic payment for essential frontline workers, including those in Adult Corrections, Youth Corrections and Sheriffs. The payment is calculated at $4 per straight-time hour covering a 16-week period retroactive to March 15, 2020. Eligible workers will receive the payment directly th...

May 15, 2020

Component 1 Update: May 15, 2020 - BCGEU

Component 1 Update: May 15, 2020 Corrections' New Normal  The government introduced BC's Restart Plan last week but we can expect the safeguards to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 that have been put in place in B.C.'s corrections centres to remain for the foreseeable future. We may see an effort by the employer to expand visits and programs, but your union will ensure that any movement in that ...

May 08, 2020

Provincial Officer Safety (COVID-19) Risk Assessment for Component 1 Members ...

Component 1 Update: May 8, 2020 Provincial Officer Safety (COVID-19) Risk Assessment  We are pleased that the Adult Custody Division (ACD) has adopted most of the recommendations in the Provincial Officer Safety (COVID-19) Risk Assessment (completed by local 104 chair Brandon Cox, local 105 chair Krissie Hayes and BCGEU staff representative Brian Campbell). However, the ACD has failed to implem...

May 05, 2020

Adult Corrections New Process - COVID Screening For Symptomatic Employee - BCGEU

New Voluntary Process - COVID Screening for Symptomatic Employees   If you call in with COVID-19 symptoms or report them when you arrive at work, the Employer will offer you an opportunity to participate in a new COVID-19 screening process developed by the Government's Occupational Health and Rehabilitation group. Please note, this process is voluntary. If you choose not to participate you will...

May 05, 2020

2020 BCGEU scholarships

The 2020 BCGEU scholarship deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications. We have received over 400 applications – thank you for all your hard work! If you have submitted an application, we will be announcing the successful applicants once our Education and Scholarship committee has met and considered all of the applications. We expect to be able to advise applicants by the en...

May 04, 2020

Nomination For Member At Large - Open Position On The Local 101 Executive - ...

Nominations are now open for the following position on the local executive:  Member at Large, Open (1 position)  The term is usually a three-year term, however, it will be shorter because the term commenced in 2018. Recently, a Member at Large - Open position was vacated which requires this bi-election. Information on the responsibilities and activities of the member at large position is atta...