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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.

NEWS & UPDATES

March 14, 2022

Talks Stalled After Employer Fails To Table Revised Wage Proposal - BC Genera...

Negotiations between the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) were to resume for the sixth week of bargaining this morning in Victoria. However, the employer informed your committee that they do not have a revised wage offer, reiterating that the amounts tabled last week were the maximum authorized. We have heard loud and clear fr...

March 10, 2022

Employer's first wage offer falls short - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Week 5 of public service negotiations resumed this week with the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) exchanging complete monetary packages. As we have been telling the government bargaining committee since day one, compensation is the critical piece to achieving a renewed collective agreement. The economic and political instabili...

March 04, 2022

Bargaining update: Week 4 concludes - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The fourth week of public service bargaining has wrapped for the week of March 1st in Victoria. Your bargaining committee will meet with the employer – B.C.’s Public Service Agency – again next week in Vancouver. Negotiations of non-monetary issues continue to be productive. Your bargaining committee has made progress on the following collective agreement language: Improvements to the process ...

March 03, 2022

Purple Ribbons For International Women's Day 2022 - BC General Employees' Uni...

March 8th, 2022 marks International Women's Day. With over 100 years of history, International Women's Day is a time to celebrate the social, economic, and political achievements of women, and marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.  Each year International Women's Day is recognized with a unique theme. This year's theme, "Break the Bias", raises awareness against bias, encour...

March 01, 2022

Public Service Bargaining: Week 4 Kicks Off - BC General Employees' Union (BC...

Public service bargaining has resumed for the week of March 1st in Victoria. Today begins week four of negotiations between your BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA). We expect to begin talking money with the PSA within the next week. So far, our talks have centered around non-monetary proposals. The committee is made up of BCGEU ...

February 25, 2022

Third Week Of Public Service Bargaining Wraps - BC General Employees' Union (...

Week three of Main Table Public Service Bargaining between the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. Government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) is concluding for the week of February 21. The tone at the bargaining table continues to be generally positive and collaborative, and your bargaining committee remains committed to bringing forward the priorities you’ve identified. The committe...

February 18, 2022

Week 2 Public Service bargaining with govt concludes – steady progress made o...

Your Public Service Bargaining Committee negotiating team met with the provincial government's Public Service Agency on Monday, February 14 in Victoria to resume bargaining for the week. As we have previously reported, BCGEU Public Service members have made it clear in their proposals to your bargaining committee: financial issues are key to a tentative agreement. The news this week that the in...

February 17, 2022

B.C. Gov announces telework update for public service workers - BC General Em...

The BCGEU was advised today of the details of the provincial government's return to the workplace plan. The Head of B.C.'s Public Service announced this afternoon that telework agreements will be implemented starting March 1st for B.C. public service workers, and that all ministries will have telework agreements fully in place by April 4th. As you know, these arrangements are generally handled ...

February 11, 2022

Component bargaining update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

During the week of January 31st, negotiators for the five Component bargaining tables entered into negotiations with the provincial government (Public Service Agency). Component agreements cover non-monetary issues and solely focus on improvements to working conditions. It should be noted that while component agreements do cover monetary issues, the employer refuses to negotiate monetary items ...