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

November 05, 2018

Call for Nominations for vacant Local 102 Executive position - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for following position which is vacant on the Local 102 Executive:   1st Vice-Chairperson of Nanaimo Correctional Centre (NCC)   The role of the Vice-Chairperson as follows:  1st and 2nd vice-chairperson(s): assists the Local chairperson in performing the responsibilities outlined above; may be delegated to perform specific duties, like recruiting OSH committee memb...

October 25, 2018

Component 1 representatives meet with the Minister of Public Safety & Solicit...

Component 1 representatives met with the Minister of Public Safety & Solicitor General on October 23, 2018 to discuss outstanding issues from bargaining as well as ongoing violence within Adult Custody Corrections. The discussion included the need to fix the compression between the Correctional Officer and Correctional Supervisor salary grids created at bargaining, the issue of ongoing recr...

October 16, 2018

Local 103 Union Meeting - BCGEU

DATE:  Monday, October 29, 2018 TIME:   Executive – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm General – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver Musqueam Room AGENDA Local Executive Meeting Worksite Issues and Strategy Local General Meeting Worksite Issues Update on grievances **A light dinner will be provided** Please email Local 103 Chairperson, Tom Wheatcro...

October 05, 2018

Union Meets With Attorney General On Key Sheriffs Issues - BCGEU

BCGEU Component 1 representatives met with Attorney General, David Eby, to discuss post-bargaining issues. The issues discussed included the potential of a 40-hour workweek, recruitment & retention, a separate branch for Sheriffs within the Ministry and support for pension improvements.BCGEU Vice President & Component 1 Chairperson, Dean Purdy and BCGEU Director of Negotiations, Doug Dy...

September 18, 2018

UPDATE: Medical Service Plan (MSP) ratification payment - BCGEU

As you will recall, the ratified 18th public service agreement contains a provision for the payment to members of the savings realized from the reduction in MSP premiums. This payment results from Article 25.8 of the current agreement - Legislative Changes. The article states that should a premium paid by the employer for an employee benefit be changed by a legislative change by the Government ...

September 10, 2018

Condolences to Tyler Dare family - BCGEU

The BCGEU's Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 executive offer our deepest condolences to the Tyler Dare family, his work family at Ford Mountain Correctional Centre and all the correctional officers who knew Tyler.  Whenever Tyler's name comes up, the first thing his peers and co-workers mention is his love for his young son. Tyler was a correctional officer who left us too soon – an...

September 07, 2018

Pension workshops available for Public Service Pension Plan and Municipal Pen...

Every year the Pension Corporation offers a spring and fall calendar of educational workshops about the Municipal Pension Plan and Public Service Pension Plan. The calendars are now posted on the pension websites (see links below). The College Pension Plan sessions should be posted soon.  Two different workshops are offered: 1) For younger members who want to know more about your plan. 2) For t...

July 27, 2018

Component 1 violence and safety proposal - BCGEU

Following a recent serious assault on a female correctional supervisor two weeks ago at the Surrey Pre-Trial Services Centre (SPSC), Component 1 vice president Dean Purdy, along with Local 104 chair and Component 1 first vice chair met with the SPSC warden to discuss necessary changes to curb violence in provincial jails. This follows a meeting with the Minister of Public Safety & Solicitor...

July 13, 2018

Surrey Pretrial management must act on recommendations from frontline officer...

As violence at correctional centres across B.C. continues to escalate, a recent incident at a Surrey correctional centre demonstrates once again the need for management to take seriously staff concerns over safety, and for WorkSafeBC to better address unsafe working conditions and violence in prisons.  On Tuesday July 10th an attack took place against a correctional supervisor at Surrey Pretria...