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

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...

February 21, 2019

Rally against Violence towards Correctional Officers - BCGEU

When: February 22, 2019 Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Where: Fraser Regional Correctional Centre 13777 256th Street Maple Ridge, BC Google maps: click here Rally against Violence towards Correctional Officers Members of Component 1 are invited to come out to the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre (FRCC) in support of the continued efforts of your component in the fight for safer working conditio...

February 13, 2019

Article: Behind Bars - OHS Canada - BCGEU

Behind Bars - OHS Canada (feat. Component 1 VP Dean Purdy) An increase in reported inmate-on-staff violence in Ontario's correctional institutions has led to the release of a report by the province's independent corrections adviser in December 2018, offering 42 recommendations aimed at making jails safer. But correctional violence is not unique to Ontario - it is a nationwide problem. Last year...

February 12, 2019

BCGEU Office Closures - Feb 12 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the following BCGEU offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 12: Headquarters (Burnaby) Victoria Area Office (Area 01 - Victoria) North Island Area Office (Area 02 - Nanaimo) Lower Mainland Area Office (Area 03 - Vancouver) Fraser Valley Area Office (Area 04 - Langley) Any further updates will be made on this website. If you are a BCGEU member and need emergency s...

February 08, 2019

Benefit Changes for Public Service - BCGEU

Newly bargained benefit increases come into effect in April As part of the recently ratified public service agreement, the BCGEU is pleased to announce that a number of hard-fought gains to member health and welfare benefits will come into effect on April 1, 2019. These benefit increases represent an improvement for union members. Some of the main improvements include: Coordination of benefit...

January 29, 2019

Local 107 Executive - Update - BCGEU

Further to the call for nominations, please be advised a nomination has been received for the position of 2nd Vice chair. Your local executive is as follows:    Local chairperson: Scott Cudney 1st Vice chair: Wayne Williams 2nd Vice chair: Victoria Jackson Treasurer: Attila Siska Recording secretary: Vacant Member-at-large (Sheriff's representative): Gordon Dodds Member-at-large (Women's Repres...

January 23, 2019

Union sends letter to Attorney General, David Eby, reaffirming support for th...

In October 2018, BCGEU Component 1 Vice President, Dean Purdy and Director of Negotiations, Doug Dykens, met with Attorney General, David Eby, to discuss the ongoing work of the Sheriffs 40 work week committee and changes to expand the role of Sheriffs to act in exigent circumstances. In support of the good work being done by the union/management committee a letter was sent to the Attorney Gene...