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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

May 15, 2020

Component 1 Update: May 15, 2020 - BCGEU

Component 1 Update: May 15, 2020 Corrections' New Normal  The government introduced BC's Restart Plan last week but we can expect the safeguards to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 that have been put in place in B.C.'s corrections centres to remain for the foreseeable future. We may see an effort by the employer to expand visits and programs, but your union will ensure that any movement in that ...

May 08, 2020

Provincial Officer Safety (COVID-19) Risk Assessment for Component 1 Members ...

Component 1 Update: May 8, 2020 Provincial Officer Safety (COVID-19) Risk Assessment  We are pleased that the Adult Custody Division (ACD) has adopted most of the recommendations in the Provincial Officer Safety (COVID-19) Risk Assessment (completed by local 104 chair Brandon Cox, local 105 chair Krissie Hayes and BCGEU staff representative Brian Campbell). However, the ACD has failed to implem...

May 05, 2020

Adult Corrections New Process - COVID Screening For Symptomatic Employee - BCGEU

New Voluntary Process - COVID Screening for Symptomatic Employees   If you call in with COVID-19 symptoms or report them when you arrive at work, the Employer will offer you an opportunity to participate in a new COVID-19 screening process developed by the Government's Occupational Health and Rehabilitation group. Please note, this process is voluntary. If you choose not to participate you will...

May 05, 2020

2020 BCGEU scholarships

The 2020 BCGEU scholarship deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications. We have received over 400 applications – thank you for all your hard work! If you have submitted an application, we will be announcing the successful applicants once our Education and Scholarship committee has met and considered all of the applications. We expect to be able to advise applicants by the en...

May 04, 2020

Nomination For Member At Large - Open Position On The Local 101 Executive - ...

Nominations are now open for the following position on the local executive:  Member at Large, Open (1 position)  The term is usually a three-year term, however, it will be shorter because the term commenced in 2018. Recently, a Member at Large - Open position was vacated which requires this bi-election. Information on the responsibilities and activities of the member at large position is atta...

May 01, 2020

Component 1 COVID-19 Update - Friday, May 1 - BCGEU

Priority testing and follow up  The government's Occupational Health and Rehabilitation (OHR) department has developed a process offering correctional staff access to priority COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 related support similar to that available to healthcare workers. The process includes the involvement of OHR in the return to work of staff who have been off due to COVID-19 related reasons. ...

April 30, 2020

Local 104 Executive By-Election – Re-Election - FRCC - BCGEU

The union is redoing the election for the position of 1st Vice Chair of District V, Fraser Regional Correctional Centre (FRCC). Pursuant to a review of section 8(e)(iii) of the Local Bylaws, only Local 104 members at FRCC will be entitled to vote in this election. Section 8(e) also states, "… one executive member shall be elected from each 'district' by the members from that district only." You...

April 24, 2020

Component 1 Covid19 Update: New mitigation measures re masks - BCGEU

After weeks of strong advocacy by your union-including component VP, Dean Purdy as well as representatives of OH&S committees, Locals and our reps in the joint Provincial Officer Safety Risk Assessment (Local 104 Chair Brandon Cox, Local 105 Chair Krissie Hayes &BCGEU OH&S Staff Rep Brian Campbell)-we are glad to announce that the Adult Custody Division (ACD) has changed its positio...

April 20, 2020

Updated COVID-19 information for BCGEU members in the B.C. public service - B...

The information contained in this FAQ applies to BCGEU members who work for direct government in the B.C. public service. Updated material is in red. Download COVID-19 FAQ sheet here. UWU/MoveUP