To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
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.
Your component negotiating committee met with the employer on the week of April 30 – May 4, 2018. We made significant progress in developing language to ensure Adult Custody escorts are properly staffed for our members' safety and managed to negotiate a fairer way of scheduling Sheriff vacations during primetime. We solidified the status of the Youth Custody uniform committee and obtained impor...
After five weeks of negotiations, the BCGEU has reached a tentative three-year agreement with the B.C. Government for members working in direct government service. The Public Service Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the agreement.
On ratification, all changes to the tentative 18th Public Service Agreement will take effect after the expiry of the current agreem...
Nominations are now open for one position for a steward at your worksite.The steward is the face of the union at your worksite. Some of the roles of the steward are:
To enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights;
Act as liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices;
Sign up new members to the union at the worksite;
Help you interpret and understand their collective...
Here are the results for the Local 103 Election count:
1st Vice Chair:
2nd Vice Chair:
The Union would like to thank eve...
Local Executive Members of 102 and 1202 will be coming to visit BCGEU members at Nanaimo Court House.
The BCGEU will be parking the BCGEU RV at the front of the court house and cooking lunch for all members at the court house.Come on out for some lunch!
Executive members will also be visiting inside the building between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.We know there are concerns and issue...
UPDATE #4 The BCGEU is entering the fifth week of public service bargaining with the B.C. Government, following a full month of negotiations that continued late into last weekend. "All issues are on the table during this round of bargaining," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We worked late into the weekend and we continue to move forward with negotiations on behalf of our members." N...
During the Triennial Steward Elections that occurred last fall no nominations were received from Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. Therefore, the Local has decided to formerly hold steward nominations (and potentially elections) at SPSC.
This means that if you are currently a steward you will be end dated if you do not run again, or are unsuccessful in an election. This election does not includ...
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has denied the second joint application from the BCGEU and the B.C. Government to designate deputy sheriff and conservation officer classifications as 'public safety occupations' for the purposes of early retirement under the federal Income Tax Act. The CRA decision is deeply disappointing to the BCGEU, which submitted a comprehensive joint submission with the...
Hours of Work Umpire Christopher Sullivan has agreed with the BCGEU position and dismissed the employer's application to adjust the hours of work schedule for staff at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre. The Employer sought to replace the current 5.5 shift Pattern #38 with Pattern #40 in Appendix C of the Correctional and Sheriff Services Component Agreement, which would have been ref...