Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan. Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan.
BCGEU OFFICE RE-OPENING PLANS:
Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan.
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Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan. The updated Safety Plan will be posted here once it is available.
CASTLEGAR OFFICE RE-OPENING (Aug 16):
The safety issue impacting the Castlegar Area Office has been resolved and the office will re-open Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
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.
Please click the link below to download the PDF of COVID-19 and Droplet Borne Viruses Risk Identification and Exposure Control Plan Template from the PSA - B.C.'s Public Service Agency.
Download PDF of COVID-19 and Droplet Borne Viruses Risk Identification and Exposure Control Plan Template here.
COVID-19 update: Information sharingTwice weekly conference calls have been scheduled between the Adult Custody Division (ACD) component VP Dean Purdy. Conference calls with Sheriff Services and Youth Custody are also being scheduled. Component 1 executive has scheduled weekly conference calls. The frequency of the calls will be increased if necessary. A conference call for OH&S co-chairs w...
The COVID-19 situation in your workplaces may be complex and changing rapidly. Follow your employer's direction. But, if you have any concerns that your employer has not addressed, bring it to their attention and the attention of a member of your OH&S Committee. Please remember that in all cases you have the right to refuse unsafe work. Further details regarding your right to refuse unsafe ...
The following members have been acclaimed to steward positions at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre. Please join me in welcoming them to your current complement of stewards.
• Danielle Vander Voort • Todd Mason
Reagan BelanStaff Representative
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Please be advised the following position was filled by acclamation in the Local 103 by-election: · Recording Secretary Danielle Vander Voort Congratulations to Danielle for joining the Local 103 Executive. In solidarity, Reagan Belan BCGEU Staff Representative Download FYI L103 Recording Secretary results Mar 2020.pdf UWU/MoveUP
The BCGEU is holding elections for the positions listed below for the Local 104 Executive. Candidate statements, where provided, are linked to their names below and will be available through the e-voting link.Alouette Correctional Centre for Women 1st Vice ChairTeresa ShaleyKerry Dumitrescu Fraser Regional Correctional Centre1st Vice Chair Ira KibbeTravis KienasLinks for you to cast your ballot...
Before the close of the convention delegate nominations at your General Membership Meeting which was held on March 9, 2020 your local received a nomination for Mike Redlick. Therefore, Mike Redlick was appointed as the local's alternate delegate to Convention.
Your local is entitled to one seat at the BCGEU Constitutional Convention and your Local Chairperson, Shane Rush, goes by right as per ...
In a strong showing of support, members in both adult corrections and sheriffs have voted in favour of 40 hour work week proposals. A total of 1766 ballots were cast by members across the province, resulting in: Adult Corrections Yes -1030 (75.7%) No – 331 (24.3%) Sheriffs Yes – 390 (96.3%) No – 15 (3.7%) Both the adult corrections and sheriffs' 40 hours work week proposals will now be mov...
On January 31, 2020, your union – represented by Component 1 vice-president, Dean Purdy, BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, and Component 1 executive first vice-chair Brandon Cox – met with Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, as well as the assistant deputy minister (ADM) and provincial director of the Corrections Branch, Elenore Arend and Stephanie Macpherson.