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.
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:
Chairperson 1 position
1st Vice Chairperson 1 position
2nd Vice Chairperson 1 position
Treasurer 1 position
Recording Secretary 1 position
Member-at-Large 6 positions
Member-at-Large (Young Worker – Age 29 & Under) 1 position
The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each off...
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive:
1st Vice Chairperson
2nd Vice Chairperson
Member at Large, Youth Custody
Member at Large, Sheriff's
Member at Large, VIRCC
Member at Large, Open
The term is for three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from...
VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is ramping up pre-bargaining efforts by conducting bargaining conferences this week, even though most collective agreements aren't set to expire until 2019.
Delegates from across the province gathered in Vancouver to hammer out bargaining priorities for upcoming negotiations, which are expected to take place in the new year.
Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) announced for 2018
The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2018. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations.
Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.4 per cent increase, which amounts to $0.1212 per hour.
The ESD was negotiated in collective agreements c...
We extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of the Abbotsford Police Department police officer who was killed in the line of duty yesterday while trying to arrest a suspect in Abbotsford.
Today, the Abbotsford Police Department issued a news release stating that they "lost an amazing colleague and friend who died in the line of duty. Our community lo...
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kellie Shand, a long-time BCGEU member, who tragically died while on shift as a correctional officer at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC). This is a terrible tragedy for not only our Corrections and Sheriffs component, but for our entire union. In his 22-year career as a correctional officer, Kellie was a committed and experienced profes...
Body scanners are now being used in four B.C. correctional facilities to prevent inmates from smuggling drugs. The equipment is a part of a pilot project aimed at keeping inmates away from contraband substances like fentanyl, and to protect corrections officers from being exposed to drugs during pat downs. Read more...
BCGEU Headquarters is on the unceded and shared traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & Səlí̓ lwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.