B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

February 12, 2019

BCGEU Office Closures - Feb 12 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the following BCGEU offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 12: Headquarters (Burnaby) Victoria Area Office (Area 01 - Victoria) North Island Area Office (Area 02 - Nanaimo) Lower Mainland Area Office (Area 03 - Vancouver) Fraser Valley Area Office (Area 04 - Langley) Any further updates will be made on this website. If you are a BCGEU member and need emergency s...

February 08, 2019

Benefit Changes for Public Service - BCGEU

Newly bargained benefit increases come into effect in April As part of the recently ratified public service agreement, the BCGEU is pleased to announce that a number of hard-fought gains to member health and welfare benefits will come into effect on April 1, 2019. These benefit increases represent an improvement for union members. Some of the main improvements include: Coordination of benefit...

January 29, 2019

Local 107 Executive - Update - BCGEU

Further to the call for nominations, please be advised a nomination has been received for the position of 2nd Vice chair. Your local executive is as follows:    Local chairperson: Scott Cudney 1st Vice chair: Wayne Williams 2nd Vice chair: Victoria Jackson Treasurer: Attila Siska Recording secretary: Vacant Member-at-large (Sheriff's representative): Gordon Dodds Member-at-large (Women's Repres...

January 23, 2019

Union sends letter to Attorney General, David Eby, reaffirming support for th...

In October 2018, BCGEU Component 1 Vice President, Dean Purdy and Director of Negotiations, Doug Dykens, met with Attorney General, David Eby, to discuss the ongoing work of the Sheriffs 40 work week committee and changes to expand the role of Sheriffs to act in exigent circumstances. In support of the good work being done by the union/management committee a letter was sent to the Attorney Gene...

January 08, 2019

Expression of Interest to work at PGRCC - BCGEU

REVISED: The following is information relating to the request for extra officers to help work at PGRCC due to a shortage of staff. You work in a union shop and the information below is collective agreement language that is binding between the employer and the union. You are expected to follow these rules with regard to overtime. As a union member, you cannot agree to work for less than the lang...

December 24, 2018

Open Nominations for Local 107 Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised the following positions are open on the Local 107 Executive:   2nd Vice-Chairperson Member-at-Large (2 positions) Member-at-Large (women's representative)   Information on the roles and responsibilities of each position is attached. The deadline for nominations is: January 23, 2019If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x ...

December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices are closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 77,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed from end of business December 24, 2018 and will reopen on January 2, 2019 at 8:30am. If you are a...

December 20, 2018

Dec 21st - BCGEU HQ Closed - BCGEU

Due to a power failure, the BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby will continue to be closed on December 21, 2018.   We expect that the office will re-open on Monday, December 24. If power has not been restored by then, a subsequent notice will be posted here. UWU/MoveUP

December 18, 2018

Nominations for Shop Stewards (2 positions) for Burnaby Custody Services Cent...

Nominations are now open for 2 shop stewards at Burnaby Youth Custody Services. What do stewards do?  Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees, provide information on BCGEU services and solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGE...