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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.

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December 09, 2020

Component 1 (Sheriffs) COVID-19 Update - BCGEU

In the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases, the BCGEU has been fighting for your safety at work. In response to concerns you raised, the BCGEU asked Attorney General David Eby to cease all FRO training pending a review of Safe Work Procedures and the new PHO orders.Please read letter to AG Eby here.We are happy to acknowledge that the BC Sheriff Service responded to our concerns and, as of last ...

December 04, 2020

The current state of mental health and resources for correctional officers in...

Rebecca Proutt (Dawson) is a correctional officer and a BCGEU member of local 105. She would like to invite all BCGEU members in corrections to participate in a voluntary survey as part of her master's thesis. Your participation will assist in valuable research concerning the development of mental health resources for B.C. correctional officers. As always, this survey meets BCGEU's standards of...

December 02, 2020

A message of support & solidarity to sheriffs - BCGEU

Following last week's media stories highlighting the spike in COVID-19 positive cases amongst our bargaining members from the Surrey and Abbotsford courthouses, your union executive and leadership responded quickly to address the issues. The health and safety of union members is the heartbeat and life force of the BCGEU. Our union made sure your voices and concerns were heard and engaged the em...

November 23, 2020

Steward Nominations - 651 Carnarvon St, New Westminster - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for three (3) stewards at your worksite. Deadline for the return of nominations is Monday, December 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm.Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following methods: By fax to 604.215.1410 By email to [email protected] In solidarityReagan BelanStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here.Download PDF of nomination form here. UWU/MoveUP

November 20, 2020

Component 1 (Sheriffs) COVID 19 Update: Right to Refuse Unsafe Work - BCGEU

In view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases within the province, and the evolving advice from the public health authorities, if you feel you are being asked to perform unsafe work, contact either your employer or a local Union JOHS committee member and let them know. It is also important to remember that if you reasonably believe that you are being directed to perform unsafe work, you ha...

November 08, 2020

BC Public Service COVID-19 Update - Remote work and masks policy - BCGEU

With the dramatic increase of new COVID-19 cases that B.C. has seen over the last month – and the introduction of new regional restrictions to help stop the surge in the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal health regions – our union has urged the BC Public Service to re-evaluate their workplace safety protocols to decrease the potential spread of the virus. In a phone call with Deputy Minister for the...

October 20, 2020

All Local Officers, Stewards, OHS Reps, Art 29 Members - Employer Mandated Re...

You are receiving this as a BCGEU local executive, steward, Article 29 Union/Management Committee member or Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) activist working in the B.C. Public Service.  Our union continues to monitor the process around your return to working in the office, as announced by your employer last week and outlined in the BC Public Service COVID-19 Response FAQs published here. A...

October 19, 2020

Concerns with employer-mandated return to office: BCGEU public service member...

You are receiving this as a BCGEU local executive, steward, Article 29 Union/Management Committee member or Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) activist working in the B.C. Public Service. Our union continues to monitor the process around your return to working in the office, as announced by your employer last week and outlined in the BC Public Service COVID-19 Response FAQs published here. As...

October 14, 2020

SURVEY - COVID-19 and Corrections - BCGEU

Greetings C1 members,You've been invited to participate in a voluntary survey (details below). The anonymous survey findings will lead to a better understanding of how correctional officers across the country have been coping with the pandemic, as well as their perception of wellbeing, safety, and support while providing essential services during this time. It should also be noted that your com...