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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

March 16, 2020

Component 1 Alert- COVID-19 Update - BCGEU

The COVID-19 situation in your workplaces may be complex and changing rapidly. Follow your employer's direction. But, if you have any concerns that your employer has not addressed, bring it to their attention and the attention of a member of your OH&S Committee. Please remember that in all cases you have the right to refuse unsafe work. Further details regarding your right to refuse unsafe ...

March 13, 2020

Local 103 members at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre - Steward results - BCGEU

The following members have been acclaimed to steward positions at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre. Please join me in welcoming them to your current complement of stewards.                        • Danielle Vander Voort                      • Todd Mason In solidarity,  Reagan BelanStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

March 13, 2020

Local 103 Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised the following position was filled by acclamation in the Local 103 by-election: · Recording Secretary Danielle Vander Voort Congratulations to Danielle for joining the Local 103 Executive.   In solidarity,     Reagan Belan BCGEU Staff Representative Download FYI L103 Recording Secretary results Mar 2020.pdf UWU/MoveUP

March 12, 2020

Local 104 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the positions listed below for the Local 104 Executive. Candidate statements, where provided, are linked to their names below and will be available through the e-voting link.Alouette Correctional Centre for Women 1st Vice ChairTeresa ShaleyKerry Dumitrescu Fraser Regional Correctional Centre1st Vice Chair Ira KibbeTravis KienasLinks for you to cast your ballot...

March 12, 2020

Local 102 Convention Delegate Nomination & Election Results - BCGEU

Before the close of the convention delegate nominations at your General Membership Meeting which was held on March 9, 2020 your local received a nomination for Mike Redlick. Therefore, Mike Redlick was appointed as the local's alternate delegate to Convention.  Your local is entitled to one seat at the BCGEU Constitutional Convention and your Local Chairperson, Shane Rush, goes by right as per ...

March 12, 2020

Adult Corrections And Sheriffs Vote In Favour Of 40 Hour Work Week Proposal -...

In a strong showing of support, members in both adult corrections and sheriffs have voted in favour of 40 hour work week proposals.   A total of 1766 ballots were cast by members across the province, resulting in:   Adult Corrections Yes -1030 (75.7%) No – 331 (24.3%)  Sheriffs Yes – 390 (96.3%) No – 15 (3.7%) Both the adult corrections and sheriffs' 40 hours work week proposals will now be mov...

February 04, 2020

BCGEU highlights need for CO safety in meeting with Minister of Public Safety...

On January 31, 2020, your union – represented by Component 1 vice-president, Dean Purdy, BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, and Component 1 executive first vice-chair Brandon Cox – met with Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, as well as the assistant deputy minister (ADM) and provincial director of the Corrections Branch, Elenore Arend and Stephanie Macpherson. Durin...

February 04, 2020

Kelowna Area Office Closure-Feb 4 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Kelowna Area Office has closed for the remainder of Tuesday, February 4. The office plans to reopen, February 5, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in the Okanagan (Area 07) and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies at the site can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877. UWU/MoveUP

January 30, 2020

Update on meeting with government - BCGEU

This week our union met with Attorney General David Eby and Assistant Deputy Minister of the Court Services Branch, Lynda Cavanaugh to discuss ongoing sheriff's issues in Component 1.Both are supportive of the extension of the work week from 35 to 40 hours, particularly as a partial solution to attrition. However, it was acknowledged that while the rate dropped to 3% in 2018-2019 from 18% in 20...