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

July 13, 2016

Local 103/104 Meeting

Date: Tuesday July 19, 2016 Time: 6pm-8pm Location: BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office, 8555 - 198A Street, Langley   All Local 103 and 104 members are invited to attend this meeting to discuss general issues in BC Corrections and BC Sheriff Services. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

July 08, 2016

Region 4 Women's Conference

                                                                Register now for the BCGEU Region 4 Women’s Conference, September 23-24, 2016 in Prince George. The Conference is open to all BCGEU women in Areas 06, 10, 11 & 12. The Conference commences on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Hotel, 444 George St., Prince George with a panel session which will include a dynamic group of...

July 06, 2016

Work-Able Graduate Internship Program

The BCGEU is pleased to announce we have negotiated an agreement with the Public Service Agency to establish an internship program for individuals who self-identify as a person with a disability. The program is designed to support the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities. Each internship will run for 12 months, and a maximum of 15 internships will be available per year. Click...

July 06, 2016

'Epidemic of violence'

A two-on-one fight at the Kamloops jail has earned an Okanagan man nine more months behind bars. Read more...

July 05, 2016

The BCGEU stands with Canada Post workers

Canada Post’s announcement that they will lock out Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members as soon as Friday is an attack on collective bargaining, its workers and its customers. Canada Post is refusing to do the work of collective bargaining with CUPW by demanding massive rollbacks on the union’s hard fought gains. Those rollbacks include moving all new hires from a defined benefit...

June 30, 2016

BCGEU presses Canadian Prime Minister on Mexican teacher repression

Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...

June 29, 2016

Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver: the extent of the problem and realistic s...

Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a study on poverty in Vancouver. The report, Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver, presents sobering details on the increasing levels of poverty in the region. It also dispels an important myth about poverty: that getting a job will help lift a person out of poverty. Poverty in B.C.’s largest city is increasingly a story of low pa...

June 27, 2016

Deputy Sheriffs, Sergeants, and Staff Sergeants Benchmark/Reference job decision

We have received the Classification Referee's decision regarding the Deputy Sheriff, Sergeant and Staff Sergeant positions in the Deputy Sheriff series. The Classification Referee only has jurisdiction to make a decision based on the existing Public Service Job Evaluation Plan and the existing benchmarks, which form part of the plan. The BCGEU and the PSA agreed to the plan in bargaining, and ...

June 24, 2016

Keep Your Cool!

The recent hot weather in our province generated several calls to the BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety department. Members want to know if the employer has the responsibility to protect workers from hot temperatures both indoors and out. The short answer is “YES!” The Workers Compensation Act Section 115 mandates that employers must ensure the health and safety of all workers working for t...