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

March 16, 2018

Updated information on improvements to your Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP)...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Board of Trustees has announced a landmark change to the plan design of the PSPP. The BCGEU has a long history of negotiating and advocating for pensions for our members in all sectors. Over the last few years, the BCGEU, as the Plan Partner representative for the PSPP, has engaged the Government Partner on potential plan design improvements. It has ...

March 15, 2018

BCGEU calls on government to guarantee protections for vulnerable seniors.

Over the last year the BCGEU and other organizations have raised questions about the sale of B.C.-based Retirement Concepts to the international conglomerate, Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. – a Chinese-based investor with expansive international holdings.  Retirement Concepts currently operates 21 care homes in B.C., with over two and a half thousand workers which are represented by both the ...

March 15, 2018

Local 0111/12/10/06 Elections for 2nd Vice Chair - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 0111/12/10/06 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: 2nd Vice Chair: Craig TottGrant Stubley Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite.You may also vote at the area office: Diane L. Wood Union CentrePrince George Area Office of the BCGEU500 Quebec Str...

March 14, 2018

Local 0111/12/10/06 Executive results of vacant positions - BCGEU

The nominations for vacant positons on your Local Executive closed on March 13, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates. Congratulations to James Brown (Member At Large position), Daljit Bains (Member At Large position), Ray Campbell (Member At Large position), and Michael Cue (Member-At-Large – PCYCC position). Your Exe...

March 13, 2018

Warehouse Positions Available! - BCGEU

Warehouse Positions Available!   The Distribution Centres, located in both Vancouver and Kamloops, have entry-level auxiliary opportunities in Shipping, Receiving, Assembly and Inventory Control. We are accepting applications for additional auxiliary warehouse positions in our fast paced distribution center located in Vancouver. Please note in the summer of 2018 we expect to move our distributi...

March 13, 2018

Deputy Sheriffs raise important issues with government - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Deputy Sheriff activists are hard at work bringing your issues to the forefront of the government's agenda. Paul Dhillon and Dave Iorizzo from Vancouver, along with Mike Redlick from Nanaimo and Scott van der Ree from Chilliwack met with Attorney General David Eby at the legislature at the end of last month. In a frank and candid discussion, they covered issues such as retention, rec...

March 12, 2018

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Member Engagement For...

The BCGEU has been granted standing at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) allowing it to make a formal written submission to the public inquiry as an organization. BCGEU members from across the province have valuable front-line knowledge and experience to contribute through their role in delivering services and supports for vulnerable Indigenous ch...

March 12, 2018

Local 107 Nomination for Local Executive – Second Call - BCGEU

As the current Chairperson of Local 107 has stepped down, nominations are open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson Recording Secretary The term is three years. Information on the roles and responsibilities of each office is attached. The deadline for nominations is: April 11, 2018 If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information...

March 12, 2018

Social Work Week 2018 - BCGEU

March 11th – 17th is Social Work Week in B.C. This week the vital role of social workers is in focus as we celebrate Social Work Week in B.C. Social workers in the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) assist more than 150 000 children, youth and families each year. "In addition to their important and demanding work, social workers have been tireless advocates for system-wide impro...

March 09, 2018

Deputy Sheriffs Put At Risk On Unsafe Airlines - BCGEU

Deputy Sheriffs in Abbotsford raised the alarm bells about their unsafe working conditions months before the Island Express crash that occurred on February 23, 2018.  Island Express -- the airline that provides flights for Deputy Sheriffs to transfer their prisoners – was shut down by Transport Canada due to the airline's contraventions of Canadian aviation safety regulations. Prior to this, De...

March 09, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - Com...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the B.C. NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the B.C. Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and progra...

March 09, 2018

New wage grids for members covered under the Public Service Master agreement....

New wage grids are available for members covered under the Public Service Master agreement. These wage grids reflect the Feb 4/18 1% salary increase as well as the ESD adjustment which was effective on the same date. In addition, the April 1/18 grid has the next .5% increase built in.  This leaves the final wage increase of 1% in this term which is due on Feb 3/19.  “These wage grid increases a...

March 09, 2018

Child advocate report underlines need for transformative change to Indigenou...

A B.C. Children's Representative report that criticizes attempts to restrict an Indigenous woman's parental access clearly shows that we need to change the way services are delivered in Indigenous communities, the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) said today. "Bernard Richard's report identifies a child apprehension policy, put in place by the previous government, that is in urg...

March 07, 2018

International Women’s Day: Time to #PressforProgress - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized internationally on March 8th each year to celebrate the global achievements of women and the extraordinary role women have played in their communities and across the world. Despite these successes, we are faced with continued inequality and there is still much to be done. Let's continue to move forward – not backward - on women's rights and equality...

March 05, 2018

Dissecting OCC as a P3 - Part 4 - BCGEU

Editor's note: This is the final part – for now – in a series in which we tried to unravel the complex financial underpinnings of public-private partnerships such as the ones in place for the Okanagan Correctional Centre and Penticton Regional Hospital, and determine if they are actually a good deal for taxpayers. You can read Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here. VANCOUVER – Companies that...