Mask usage in BCGEU buildings
(Updated Apr 27, 2023)
Effective immediately, we are making a change to our building protocols regarding mask usage in our buildings.
Mask use is now optional in our buildings, including in common areas and meeting rooms.
Staff and visitors to BCGEU buildings may, of course, continue to use masks and other layers of protection based on their own comfort and risk factors. We ask that we respect others and wear masks if requested in groups.
Please be reminded that no one should attend BCGEU buildings if they have active cold or flu-like symptoms.
COMPONENT 1 - CORRECTIONAL AND SHERIFF SERVICES
Component 1 includes members who work as Correctional Officers in provincial prisons and as Deputy Sheriffs for the B.C. Sheriff Services.
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
The following members were acclaimed:
First Vice Chair
Second Vice Chair
Member-at-large: Young Worker
Congratulations to the Executive.
Download PDF of notice here.
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
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...
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
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...
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:
1st Vice Chair
2nd Vice Chair
Member-At-Large (4 Positions)
Member-At-Large (Young Worker)
The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.
The deadline for...
The B.C. Government Employees Union is worried about the high turnover rate of correctional officers, which is reportedly close to three-times higher than the average rate for other government jobs. Dean Purdy, vice president of Corrections and Sheriff Services with BCGEU, said the attrition rate among correction officers in B.C. is currently at 14 per cent each year, compared to attrition rate...
Nominations open January 15, 2018 for the following positions on the local executive:
District I – Ford Mountain Correctional Centre:
Vice chairperson (one position)
Member-at-large (one position)
District II – Sheriff Services (Abbotsford/Surrey/Chilliwack Courthouses)
Vice chairperson (one position)
Member-at-large – Surrey Courthouse (one position)
BCGEU Headquarters is on the unceded and shared traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & Səlí̓ lwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.