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, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...

March 14, 2016

B.C. sheriffs forced to work overtime at courthouses, union says

A chronic shortage of sheriffs has the B.C. government declaring "emergencies" in order to force overtime on courthouse staff, a union official said Friday. Read more...  

March 14, 2016

Change to OHS course dates

  Labour Code OHS Scheduled Courses March - December - 2016   Courses Location Day 1   Course Type Course Name City Venue Mar 17/16   Labour Code Incident Investigations Victoria BCGEU Mar 18/16 ...

March 11, 2016

BCGEU seeks public safety designation for Deputy Sheriffs and Conservation Of...

The BCGEU has proposed a public safety designation for Deputy Sheriffs and Conservation Officers employed by the province. Both classification groups are designated as special provincial constables under the Police Act. Each designation would make them eligible for the Normal Retirement Age 60 rule (NRA60) in the Public Service Pension Plan. This would enable Deputy Sheriffs and Conservation Of...

March 09, 2016

Sheriffs: Overtime, breaks, and unsafe work: refusal rights and “emergencies”

Overtime Your Component executive is very concerned that the employer is now using overtime to make up for a chronic shortage of Sheriffs at an even greater cost to the government. Your Component executive has been made aware that some members have chosen to refuse overtime at their courthouses. For weeks now, B.C. Sheriff Services has chosen not to schedule a newly hired group of Deputy Sher...

March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/campaigns/naosh_week/ This link will g...

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 04, 2016

Work Environment Survey results show urgent need for changes in Sheriff Servi...

The Work Environment Survey (WES) results were released last week and your union has received emails from Component 1 members voicing their concerns about the survey results. The low WES scores in both Corrections and Sheriff Services point to what the BCGEU has been saying for years: there is a poisonous work environment, chronically low staff morale and other significant problems that must b...

February 29, 2016

Local 102 Vice - Chairperson position

The following member has been acclaimed to the position of Local 1st Vice Chairperson. Andrew Luciuk In solidarity Doreen Smith Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

February 29, 2016

Local 101 Executive/General meeting

DATE:  Wednesday, April 6, 2016 TIME:   Executive Meeting 5:00pm             General Membership, 6:00pm PLACE: BCGEU, Victoria Area Office, 2994 Douglas St             2nd floor, Boardroom AGENDA Component 1 Report Local 101 Report OHS Benchmark Review Update In solidarity Dean Purdy, Chair, Local 101 Jenny Ewing, Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP