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.

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June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Northern BC - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the Northern BC:   Event Location Details BURNS LAKELake Babine Nation and the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation, BCJune 21, 201810:00 AM – 9:00 PM Burns Lake Spirit Square The National Indigenous Peoples Day Annual Parade will be taking place with all si...

June 15, 2018

CSSBA reaches tentative agreements for community social services workers - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) have reached a tentative agreement on three-year collective agreements for General Services and Community Living. These agreements provide significant compensation increases for workers in this sector while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British...

June 15, 2018

Community Bargaining Association reaches tentative agreement for workers in c...

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective agreement. The BCGEU represents the majority of unionized workers in the community health sector. "We've made substantial gains in a number of key areas. We're very happy with the tentative agreement. We're confident members in commun...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Interior - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the Interior: Event Location Details BOSTON BARBoston Bar First Nation celebrationJune 21, 201810:00 AM – 2:00 PM Boston Bar, BC, First Nation in the Tuckkwiowhum Village Longhouse    Boston Bar First Nation is hosting our annual event.  Terry Philips, cultural s...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Greater Vancouver Regional Distri...

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the GVRD: Event Location Details ABBOTSFORDNational Indigenous Peoples DayJune 21, 20182:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thunderbird Memorial Square, 2788 Sumas Mountain Road, Abbotsford, BC.  Plaza in front of Clearbrook Library.  Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at th...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Vancouver Island - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout Vancouver Island: Event Location Details CAMPBELL RIVERNorth Island Métis Nation celebration, June 21, 201810:00 AM – 4:30 123Aa-740 Robron Road, Campbell River, Gathering at the Big House and march to Spirit Square BBQ, Teepee, Elders, beading display and work f...

June 14, 2018

Abbotsford Courthouse Steward Nomination (One position) - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for one position for a steward at your worksite.The steward is the face of the union at your worksite. Some of the roles of the steward are: To enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights; Act as liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices; Sign up new members to the union at the worksite; Help you interpret and understand their collective...

June 13, 2018

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement for public service workers - BCGEU

The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the B.C. Public Service Agency (PSA) for members working in direct government service.  "It's been an intensive round of negotiations, sometimes stretching into the early morning hours, but we're pleased to have reached an agreement for our public service members," said BCGEU p...

June 13, 2018

B.C. public service agency, union reach tentative collective agreement - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-The B.C. Public Service Agency has reached a tentative collective agreement with the union representing government employees, nine months before their existing contract was set to expire. The government announced the formation of a three-year tentative agreement in a news release Wednesday afternoon. It's the first agreement to be formed under the NDP government's Sustainable Services...

June 13, 2018

B.C. government reaches tentative three-year deal with public service workers...

The agreement with the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union calls for general wage hikes in each year of the deal. It also provides for targeted increases for specific jobs to help recruit and retain workers, union president Stephanie Smith said in an interview. "We were optimistic about going into bargaining with a government who seems to have a mandate that's in alignment with us, whi...

June 12, 2018

New Local 103 Executive - June 2018 - BCGEU

Here are the results for the Local 103 Election count: Local Chairperson: Tom Wheatcroft 1st Vice Chair: Edmund Quan 2nd Vice Chair: Nikolay Kogan Treasurer: Franck Furlan Recording Secretary: Danielle Vandervoort Member-at-Large: Paul Dhillon   Clayton Smith   David Iorizzo   Cory Lazarowich   Jerri Basi   Ray Prasad   Adam Spence  The Union would like to thank eve...

June 11, 2018

Casino workers petition BCLC for fairness - BCGEU

Workers rallying at BCLC offices on Monday at 12:30pm (Vancouver) - Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at casinos are petitioning BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) on Monday, June 11 asking them to ensure fairness in wages and working conditions at casinos across the province. Workers from several BC casinos will gather outside the BCLC office at 2940 Virtual ...

June 08, 2018

Workers vote to strike at Gateway Okanagan Casinos - BCGEU

An astounding 93.1% vote in favour of strike action Over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos in the Okanagan voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from June 4 to 6, over 88% of Gateway staff in casinos in Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton and Vernon came out and voted 93.1% ...

June 07, 2018

In jail and in withdrawal: Inmates face long waits for opioid therapy in OCC ...

While a nurse was taking an inmate's blood pressure at the Okanagan Correctional Centre, the inmate grabbed a dose of methadone and ran away, according to a complaint filed by the nurse. The Western News obtained the document as part of a freedom of information request for all staff and inmate complaints about OCC's suboxone/methadone programs - often called opioid agonist therapy (OAT). Accord...

June 07, 2018

Parents stunned to learn Downtown Eastside daycare to close - BCGEU

The sudden closure of a downtown Vancouver daycare centre has upset parents and raised questions about the timing of the decision. Angela Giannoulis, whose three-year-old son Nikolas has been attending the Phil Bouvier Centre for two years, says the idea of a closure is heartbreaking. "The relief to know that while you are at work your child is being lovingly cared for … and to think that's bei...

June 07, 2018

Parents raise questions after daycare's decision to close - BCGEU

Parents and union officials are raising questions about a prominent East Vancouver daycare's decision to close its doors just days after its workers applied to join a union. The Vancouver Native Health Society, which runs the Phil Bouvier Family Centre daycare, sent a letter Monday citing "problems and hardships" for the closure. "As a not-for-profit society, there is only so much we can do wit...

June 04, 2018

Nanaimo Court Services - Administation (Local 1202) and Deputy Sheriffs (Loca...

Local Executive Members of 102 and 1202 will be coming to visit BCGEU members at Nanaimo Court House.  The BCGEU will be parking the BCGEU RV at the front of the court house and cooking lunch for all members at the court house.Come on out for some lunch!  Executive members will also be visiting inside the building between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.We know there are concerns and issue...

June 04, 2018

Public service bargaining continues into fifth week - BCGEU

UPDATE #4 The BCGEU is entering the fifth week of public service bargaining with the B.C. Government, following a full month of negotiations that continued late into last weekend.    "All issues are on the table during this round of bargaining," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We worked late into the weekend and we continue to move forward with negotiations on behalf of our members."   N...

June 01, 2018

Local 104 Surrey Pretrial Services Centre Steward Election - BCGEU

During the Triennial Steward Elections that occurred last fall no nominations were received from Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. Therefore, the Local has decided to formerly hold steward nominations (and potentially elections) at SPSC.  This means that if you are currently a steward you will be end dated if you do not run again, or are unsuccessful in an election. This election does not includ...

May 31, 2018

Local 107 Executive - Updated - BCGEU

Please be advised a nomination has been received for the position of Treasurer. Your Local Executive is as follows:   Local Chairperson: Scott Cudney1st Vice Chair: Wayne Williams2nd Vice Chair: Cherisse SaulTreasurer: Attila SiskaRecording Secretary: Victoria JacksonMember-at-Large: Joshua HiltzMember-at-Large: Gordon DoddsMember-at-Large: VacantMember-at-Large: Vacant   In accordance to the P...

May 30, 2018

‘Public safety occupation’ status for deputy sheriffs and conservation office...

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has denied the second joint application from the BCGEU and the B.C. Government to designate deputy sheriff and conservation officer classifications as 'public safety occupations' for the purposes of early retirement under the federal Income Tax Act.   The CRA decision is deeply disappointing to the BCGEU, which submitted a comprehensive joint submission with the...