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

January 11, 2017

Local 105 By-Election Results

To:  All BCGEU Local 105 Members Re:  Local 105 By-Election Results Results of the recent Local 105 Executive By-Election are as follows:                    Mike Cheeseborough was acclaimed as Recording Secretary.                    Mike Watson was acclaimed as Treasurer.                    William Morrison was acclaimed as Member-at-Large. Congratulations Mike, Mike, and William and welco...

January 10, 2017

Metro Vancouver seniors' care workers face more struggles with icy streets

Volunteers and homecare workers are bracing for another tough week caring for the city's homebound seniors as temperatures are predicted to drop again Monday night.   Read more...

January 10, 2017

Icy road conditions are posing a danger to home care workers

BURNABY (NEWS1130) - Worries about injuries to homecare workers have increased dramatically in the past month as a result of icy road conditions. Read more...

January 10, 2017

Convention 2017: Guidelines for FT Officer and Exec VP Candidates' Election C...

1. No funds or assistance in kind will be contributed from the Union, Components, Locals or Cross Component Committees other than that specified in the guidelines. There will be no Component hospitality suites during Convention. 2. Declared candidates will have an opportunity to have a picture and a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words in a special election issue of The Provincial....

January 04, 2017

160 Years on the job protecting our courts and the public

BCGEU acknowledges the vital work that of members in Sheriff Services, the province’s oldest law enforcement agency.  In 1857 Governor James Douglas appointed Andrew Muir as the province’s first Peace Officer for the colony of Vancouver Island.  In 1974, the province consolidated County Sheriffs and brought them under the Ministry of the Attorney General.  Sheriffs are a familiar in the court...

January 03, 2017

Update: Difficult Holiday Week at North Fraser Pretrial Centre

Assaults on correctional officers and inmate violence at the North Fraser Pre-trial Centre (NFPC) continued over the holidays as violence inside the maximum security jails where our members work doesn’t take time off for Christmas. The other six maximum security jails have been experiencing similar violence, not only during the holidays but over the past few years. This is an ongoing epidemic....

January 03, 2017

New BCGEU Pension Plan - BC Target Benefit Pension Plan

Download PDF of BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Booklet 2017 November Newsletter

December 19, 2016

Local 102 General Meeting

COMPONENT:  Corrections & Sheriff Services LOCAL:            102 DATE:              Monday, January 23, 2017 TIME:              General Meeting, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PLACE:            BCGEU North Island Area Office                        106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo   AGENDA Resolutions for Convention Life Time Member Vote – Mike Scott Benchmark Update Component Updates Can't...

December 16, 2016

Government’s announcement to ban asbestos: Groups express support but asbesto...

Immediate Release                                                                        December 15, 2016 Toronto – The federal government’s announcement to ban asbestos has been highly anticipated over the past few days. Groups expressed its support to the announcement but notes their expectation for additional federal work needed to fully achieve protection from asbestos for all Canadians. ...

December 15, 2016

Referee Decision for Correctional Officer and Supervisor Benchmark

The Classification Referee has delivered her decision regarding the Correctional Officer (CO) and Correctional Supervisor (CS) benchmark and reference jobs, confirming both positions at their existing grid levels 18 and 24. With the ongoing 1 grid TMA, the positions will continue to be paid at grid 19 and 25 respectively.    The referee’s decision reflects the technical application of the Publi...