Info on Covid-19, click for more information

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

January 18, 2020

UPDATE - FRCC Arbitration - BCGEU

As you are aware, the BCGEU has been involved in two years of arbitration over the dismissal and discipline of a number of your Component 1 colleagues from Fraser Regional Correctional Centre involving allegations of use of excessive force and failing to exercise supervisory responsibilities during a Code Yellow. Yesterday the Arbitrator rendered his bottom-line decision and upheld the dismissa...

January 16, 2020

Corrections 40 Hour Work Week Update - BCGEU

Update: Between January 21 and February 10, 2020 our members will have the opportunity to vote on whether they want to move to a 40 hour work week. Your Local chairs and elected union activists will be conducting the vote at the work place. Please see the attached information Q & A for Corrections outlining an information package with all the details including salary increases, shift patter...

January 16, 2020

Sheriffs 40 Hour Work Week Update - BCGEU

Update: Between January 21 and February 10, 2020 our members will have the opportunity to vote on whether they want to move to a 40 hour work week. Your Local chairs and elected union activists will be conducting the vote at the work place. Please see the attached information Q & A for Sheriffs outlining an information package with all the details including salary increases, contractual imp...

January 16, 2020

ICBC fleet-insured vehicles policy change - BCGEU

ICBC agrees to change potentially devastating policy on personal insurance impacts of accidents in fleet-insured vehicles In Fall 2019, ICBC announced a policy change that would have meant that commercial drivers found at fault for accidents in work vehicles would potentially pay more for their personal insurance. "Our union immediately understood that the original policy was completely unfair ...

January 16, 2020

Corrections 40 Hour Work Week Information & Vote - BCGEU

Update: Between January 21 and February 10, 2020 our members will have the opportunity to vote on whether they want to move to a 40 hour work week.Your Local chairs and elected union activists will be conducting the vote at the work place.Please see the attached information Q & A for both Corrections and Sheriffs outlining an information package with all the details including salary increas...

December 24, 2019

Component 1 Update: 40-Hour Work Week Proposal - BCGEU

In early 2020, all Component 1 members will have the opportunity to vote whether to move to a longer work week. The proposal for a longer work week was made by six out of the seven locals prior to the last round of bargaining. This overwhelming request mandated your bargaining committee to negotiate a process to consider expanding the work week from 35 hours to 40 hours. The committee listened ...

December 24, 2019

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 80,000 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 at 1:00pm on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU m...

December 18, 2019

NUPGE sends research on mental injury to 3 new federal ministers - BCGEU

The letter sent provided a summary of the research on mental injury and requested a meeting to explore what role the federal government might play in improving the situation for justice workers who experience mental injury. Read full article here. UWU/MoveUP

December 09, 2019

Save the date - Convention 2020 - BCGEU

The 51st Constitutional Convention of the BCGEU will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020. The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St, Vancouver. If you are interested in attending convention as a delegate representing your components or submitting a resolution to convention, please contact your local chair - if you do not know who this person ...