Component 1 includes members who work as Correctional Officers in provincial prisons and as Deputy Sheriffs for the B.C. Sheriff Services.


September 19, 2016

1-day enhanced steward training

SESSION SUBJECTS Duty to Accommodate: As a steward you may often be approached to assist an employee who requires a medical accommodation or an accommodation on the grounds of protection under the Human Rights Code. This duty extends to the union, the employer and the employee. The Union often has a role to play. As a steward it's important for you to learn the obligations of the parties, the...

September 16, 2016

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Pro...

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Program courses The joint BCGEU-BC Public Service Agency Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Education Program is now 22 years old. Through this collaboration we are able to offer valuable training to our OHS committee worker representatives all across the province. Members in the public service register for these cour...

September 14, 2016

Election Result for Local 102 Executive

Katlyn Tolton has been acclaimed as your Local 102 Member-at-Large. Congratulations and welcome to the Local Executive Katlyn! In solidarity Doreen Smith Staff Representative UNIFOR467/MoveUP

September 13, 2016

BCGEU meets with officials to address escalating violence in Youth Corrections

Last week your union met with senior Youth Custody Services and Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) officials to discuss health and safety problems, and the escalating levels of violence at youth corrections facilities. Your union requested the meeting following three serious incidents at Burnaby Youth Custody Services (BYCS): a riot on July 19, disturbance and police stand-off ...

September 12, 2016

BC Makes Little Progress on Public Service Diversity Gap

Visible minorities and Indigenous people are still dramatically underrepresented in the B.C. public service, according to the province’s latest report on workforce diversity. Read more...

September 09, 2016

BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace Course

To:       To all Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 03                and Local Chairs Re:       BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace   The “Women’s Health and Safety in the Workplace” course will be offered at the Lower Mainland area office at Suite #130 - 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver on Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4...

September 08, 2016

Local 103 Enhanced Stewards Training

To:       Local 103 Stewards Re:       Enhanced Stewards Training   You are invited to attend Local 103's enhanced steward training at the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office.             Date:       Monday, October 3, 2016 Time:       9:00 am – 4:30 pm Place:      BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office                 Suite 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver – Musqueam Room         This is a one ...

September 04, 2016

Celebrating Labour Day 2016

As long, sunny days shorten and cooler weather begins , Labour Day offers us time to reflect on the summer that is drawing to a close. For those of us in the labour movement it’s also a time to reflect on the state of working people in our union community. Looking back on the last year, it’s amazing to see the progress BCGEU members have made since last year’s celebrations.  We’ve grown tre...

August 24, 2016

Inmate access to clean needles draws debate in B.C.

The availability of illicit drugs in B.C. prisons underscores the need for needle exchanges to curb the transmission of blood-borne illnesses behind bars, civil-liberties advocates say, but correctional staff are strongly opposed to the idea, arguing that the increased availability of clean needles could do more harm than good. Read more...