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

May 20, 2016

The National Union's scholarship program for 2016

Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016. Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...

May 20, 2016

Free pensions webinars

Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.   Capital stewardship Friday, June 10 10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time) Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...

May 18, 2016

Listen: Dean Purdy discusses Sheriff shortages and compensation with Kash Heed

Today Dean Purdy, BCGEU vice president and chair of Corrections and Sheriff Services - Component 1, spoke with Kash Heed on Pulse 107.7 FM. The interview focused on the chronic shortage of sheriffs and the impact on our courts. Purdy also talked about the need to increase compensation for sheriffs who are leaving BC Sheriff Services for other, higher paid law enforcement work. To listen to th...

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to announce the following winners of a 2016 BCGEU Scholars...

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 16, 2016

All members in Haida Gwaii - Pension Seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important. You will then b...

May 13, 2016

Government Members on Haida Gwaii pension seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important.  You will then ...

May 11, 2016

B.C. watchdog concerned over ‘temporary’ youth custody centre

British Columbia’s children’s representative says the Victoria Youth Custody Centre is operating as a “shadow facility” for young offenders awaiting court dates, more than two years after the province announced the centre would close. Read more...

May 05, 2016

Local 104 Members at Sheriff Services - Abbotsford steward election

Please be advised that the Christopher Chester has been acclaimed as the steward at the Abbotsford courthouse. Please contact Christopher should you require assistance with your collective agreement or have worksite concerns. In solidarity Cheryl Prowse Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

May 05, 2016

Deputy Sheriff Benchmark Hearing Update

This is to report that the BCGEU’s evidence and arguments for the benchmark reviews for Deputy Sheriffs, Sergeants and Staff Sergeants have been submitted to the arbitrator. The arbitrator will now consider our union’s case and render a decision. Our materials consist of four large binders of detailed arguments and evidence. We have argued the following factors: Deputy Sheriff: Factor 1 – ...

May 04, 2016

BCGEU president’s statement re: Fort McMurray wildfire & $50k donation

NEW: The BCGEU has made a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross towards relief efforts. Like you, I’ve been watching the images and video footage from wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. It’s heartbreaking to see. The lives of those affected have been changed forever. We know some of our BCGEU members have loved ones and friends who’ve been impacted by the evacuation of a staggerin...