Component 1 includes members who work as Correctional Officers in provincial prisons and as Deputy Sheriffs for the B.C. Sheriff Services.


January 31, 2018

Read the Winter 2018 issue of The Steward - BCGEU

In this issue, we look at a variety of topics to keep you up-to-date on issues that could affect your workplace, and the members you represent. Topics include the duty to accommodate and how it may arise through discrimination based on disability or family status; the employer's legal duty to protect members from harassment on the employer's social media platforms; the employee's duty to mitiga...

January 26, 2018

BCGEU Submission to Review of Professional Reliance - BCGEU

The government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. The day-to-day work of thousands of BCGEU members is shaped by this regulatory model, and many of our members have raised the alarm about its shortcomings.  In its present form, the professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading in some cases to the misman...

January 26, 2018

BC Corrections officer attacked by inmate amid calls for better safety for gu...

Another B.C. Corrections officer has been violently attacked by an inmate in the second incident this month. The latest incident took place last Saturday evening at the North Fraser Pre-trial Center in Port Coquitlam.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

January 23, 2018

Local 1004 Election Results - BCGEU

The following members were acclaimed: Chair  Rory Smith First Vice Chair  Darren Feltren Second Vice Chair  vacant Treasurer  Keith Szaloki Recording Secretary  Chris Todd Member-at-large  Rob Isbister Member-at-large  Kevin Araki Member-at-large  vacant Member-at-large: Young Worker  vacant Congratulations to the Executive. Download PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

January 23, 2018

L101 Local Executive Announcement - BCGEU

Further to our call for nominations for Local 101 Executive, we are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed: Dean Purdy, Chairperson Trace Bilawchuk, First-Vice Chairperson Nick Robinson, Second-Vice Chairperson Gord Brighton, Recording Secretary Michelle Webster, Women's Representative Duncan McAndrew, Member at Large, Sheriff's James Klein, Member at Large, Open Er...

January 18, 2018

Local 105 Bargaining Resolutions & Meeting Notice - BCGEU

COMPONENT:   Corrections & Sheriff Services           LOCAL:   105             DATE:   Wednesday, February 7, 2018            TIME:    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.          PLACE:   BCGEU Kamloops Area Office                         158 Oriole Road (back entrance)                         Kamloops, BC V2C 4N7 EVERYONE WELCOME! If attending, please RSVP to by February 6, 2018 for...

January 16, 2018

BCGEU and government reach agreement on parental leave - BCGEU

The BCGEU has reached agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding with the B.C. government on changes to public service maternity, parental and pre-adoption leave (Article 21), to align with federal government changes to EI regulations as noted below: Pregnant workers now have the ability to claim the existing 15 weeks of EI maternity benefits as early as 12 weeks before the expected week of c...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

Local 104 Union Meeting - BCGEU

DATE:    February 19, 2018 TIME:     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm : Executive               7:00 pm - 9:00 pm : General PLACE:   Fraser Valley Area Office – Fraser Room               8555 198A Street              Langley, BC V2Y 0A9 AGENDA Call to order Adoption of minutes Report of officers Report of stewards Questions from members Public Sector/Component bargaining proposals Members are welcome to p...