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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 22, 2021

Local 104 Update - BCGEU

It is with deep regret that I am announcing the resignation of Brandon Cox from his position as the Chair of Local 104. Throughout his terms as Chair, Brandon was instrumental in the fight for workers' rights and welfare. His dedication to the membership and ability to inspire others was unmatched. On behalf of the membership, I would like to wish Brandon all the best in his future endeavors an...

February 17, 2021

40 Hour Work Week – Adult Custody, Sheriffs, Youth Custody - BCGEU

Discussions with your employers and Government regarding a 40-hour work week were stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the BCGEU is continuing to work on the plan at this time, and updates will be provided as it develops. In solidarity,Dean Purdy Component 1 Vice-President UWU/MoveUP

January 26, 2021

FRCC Members Refuse Unsafe Work: Correctional Officers Still at Risk - BCGEU

On Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, six BCGEU members at FRCC exercised their right to refuse unsafe work under s. 3.12 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. They refused to work in a living unit where confirmed COVID-19 positive inmates were being housed with inmates who had tested COVID-19 negative.  Our members were specifically concerned by: the failure to isolate th...

January 15, 2021

All Local 103 Members at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre - Local 103 Steward Ele...

The following member has been acclaimed to a steward position at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre. Please join me in welcoming them to your current complement of stewards. John Anderson   In Solidarity,     Reagan BelanStaff Representative Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

December 22, 2020

Adult Corrections - Voluntary COVID Screening For Symptomatic Employees - BCG...

In May, the Employer introduced a new screening process for employees who called in or showed up for work with COVID-19 symptoms.  https://www.bcgeu.ca/adult_corrections_new_process_-_covid_screening_for_symptomatic_employee This is a reminder, that the screening process is voluntary.If you choose not to participate you will be directed to 811 for testing and advice.In solidarity,Dean PurdyComp...

December 14, 2020

Steward Nominations - Burnaby Youth Custody Centre - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-worker...

December 10, 2020

BCGEU Members in Local 103 at Ministry of Attorney General - Steward Election...

Thank you to those who submitted their names as nominees for the Steward positions available in New Westminster Law Courts Area. Please be advised that have the following members been acclaimed as your newest New Westminster Law Courts Stewards. Peter SimoneTommy VargaAndrew Hogg Should you have any questions regarding your Collective Agreement or should you require the support of a Steward, pl...

December 09, 2020

Component 1 (Sheriffs) COVID-19 Update - BCGEU

In the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases, the BCGEU has been fighting for your safety at work. In response to concerns you raised, the BCGEU asked Attorney General David Eby to cease all FRO training pending a review of Safe Work Procedures and the new PHO orders.Please read letter to AG Eby here.We are happy to acknowledge that the BC Sheriff Service responded to our concerns and, as of last ...

December 04, 2020

The current state of mental health and resources for correctional officers in...

Rebecca Proutt (Dawson) is a correctional officer and a BCGEU member of local 105. She would like to invite all BCGEU members in corrections to participate in a voluntary survey as part of her master's thesis. Your participation will assist in valuable research concerning the development of mental health resources for B.C. correctional officers. As always, this survey meets BCGEU's standards of...