Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan. Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan.
BCGEU OFFICE RE-OPENING PLANS:
Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan.
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Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan. The updated Safety Plan will be posted here once it is available.
CASTLEGAR OFFICE RE-OPENING (Aug 16):
The safety issue impacting the Castlegar Area Office has been resolved and the office will re-open Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
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.
We have news about a change in paygrades and the grid 14 classification. Briefly, employees classified as grid 14 of the wage scale will be moving to grid 15. A joint communication with the Public Service Agency has been created to explain the changes, and how they will impact members. You can view it here. This takes effect April 1, 2021 and reflects changes made to the public service job eval...
The BCGEU and BC Corrections are supporting International Women's Day (IWD) this year by inviting staff to wear a pink mask.
This year's IWD campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge
The pink masks are provided and funded by BCGEU Component 1 Corrections & Sheriff Services, and will be available at the entrance of your work place on March 8, 2021.
Thanks to Component 1 Women's Representative Te...
It is with deep regret that I am announcing the resignation of Brandon Cox from his position as the Chair of Local 104. Throughout his terms as Chair, Brandon was instrumental in the fight for workers' rights and welfare. His dedication to the membership and ability to inspire others was unmatched. On behalf of the membership, I would like to wish Brandon all the best in his future endeavors an...
Discussions with your employers and Government regarding a 40-hour work week were stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the BCGEU is continuing to work on the plan at this time, and updates will be provided as it develops. In solidarity,Dean Purdy Component 1 Vice-President
On Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, six BCGEU members at FRCC exercised their right to refuse unsafe work under s. 3.12 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. They refused to work in a living unit where confirmed COVID-19 positive inmates were being housed with inmates who had tested COVID-19 negative. Our members were specifically concerned by: the failure to isolate th...
The following member has been acclaimed to a steward position at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre. Please join me in welcoming them to your current complement of stewards.
Reagan BelanStaff Representative
Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP
In May, the Employer introduced a new screening process for employees who called in or showed up for work with COVID-19 symptoms.
https://www.bcgeu.ca/adult_corrections_new_process_-_covid_screening_for_symptomatic_employee This is a reminder, that the screening process is voluntary.If you choose not to participate you will be directed to 811 for testing and advice.In solidarity,Dean PurdyComp...
Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are:
Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.
Supporting co-workers in meetings with management.
Listening to co-worker...
Thank you to those who submitted their names as nominees for the Steward positions available in New Westminster Law Courts Area.
Please be advised that have the following members been acclaimed as your newest New Westminster Law Courts Stewards.
Peter SimoneTommy VargaAndrew Hogg
Should you have any questions regarding your Collective Agreement or should you require the support of a Steward, pl...