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

March 06, 2019

Rally Against Prison Violence -March 8 - BCGEU

Please note the new start time When:     March 8, 2019 Time:      11:30 AM – 2:00 PM Where:   14323 57 Ave               Surrey, BC Google Map click here Members of Component 1 are invited to come out to the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre in support of the continued efforts of your component in the fight for safer working conditions in B.C.'s prisons. Violence towards Correctional Officers has...

March 06, 2019

Rally Against Prison Violence - BCGEU

Rally Against Prison Violence DATE:               Friday, March 8, 2019TIME:               NEW START TIME:  11:30am LOCATION:      Surrey Pretrial Services Centre:                        14323 57 Ave, Surrey, BC V3X 1B1 BACKGROUND:Correctional Officers will be protesting outside of the Surrey Pretrial Centre to bring attention to the rapidly increasing incidents of violence against correctional...

March 04, 2019

President's statement on death of correctional officer Karmjit Singh - BCGEU

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Karmjit Singh Khun Khun, a long-time BCGEU member who worked at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre (KRCC). Born and raised in Kamloops, Karmjit has served his community for 24 years working as a correctional officer at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre. An avid member of the fitness community, Karmjit is survived by his wife and three daughters. My h...

February 28, 2019

BCGEU Demands Action to Improve Officer and Community Safety

The BCGEU is asking the B.C. Government to step in and take action to improve conditions in BC's adult correctional facilities. A report released this week by the Office of the Auditor General found that the Adult Custody Division of BC Corrections has failed to implement five of eight recommendations intended to improve the safety and effectiveness of BC's prisons. "BC Corrections has had four...

February 28, 2019

Vancouver Court House Respecting Picket Lines - BCGEU

Hello BCGEU members It has come to our attention that picket lines may be put up at your worksite as soon as April 1, 2019. As a BCGEU member, it is our constitutional mandate to respect the picket line of other striking workers. When a picket line goes up, in BC they are closed picket lines - all union members, regardless of affiliation, are expected not to cross a picket line to show solidari...

February 28, 2019

Standing up for our safety & civil liberties on the job - Union files second ...

As part of our ongoing work to ensure safety for correctional officers in the line of duty, your union has recently filed a series of grievances to address what we feel are blatant violations of our members' rights and civil liberties. On February 22, following a rally against violence towards correctional officers, management at Adult Custody ordered members to remove a union-authorized pin su...

February 27, 2019

Economic Stability Wage Grids – 2019 - BCGEU

As part of the last 17th Master Agreement, which expires on March 31, 2019, BCGEU members in direct government service receive annual wage increases as prescribed by the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD), which is tied to British Columbia's economic growth over the past year. The final ESD payment of the 17th Master Agreement came into effect on February 3, 2019. The 18th Public Service Agreeme...

February 22, 2019

Proudly wearing our pins - BCGEU

Dear Component 1 members, Today many of you attended a rally against violence towards Correctional Officers in the line of duty. Speakers at the rally expressed their ongoing concerns about working conditions in provincial correctional facilities, staff-to-inmate ratios, inmate violence and a lack of support by the Corrections Branch for correctional staff. Additionally, some speakers mentione...

February 22, 2019

How does BC Budget 2019 affect British Columbians? Read our analysis here - B...

Dear BCGEU members, Last October I presented the BCGEU’s submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as part of the public consultation for the 2019/20 provincial budget. Our submission outlined four priorities: address housing affordability and supply; rebuild the public services needed to support an effective poverty reduction strategy; protect B.C.’s enviro...