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

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...

May 25, 2018

BCGEU wins Hours of Work dispute at Kamloops Regional Corrections Centre - BCGEU

  Hours of Work Umpire Christopher Sullivan has agreed with the BCGEU position and dismissed the employer's application to adjust the hours of work schedule for staff at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre. The Employer sought to replace the current 5.5 shift Pattern #38 with Pattern #40 in Appendix C of the Correctional and Sheriff Services Component Agreement, which would have been ref...

May 23, 2018

REVISED - Election Results for Chairperson of Local 107 Executive - BCGEU

The election process for the position of Chairperson for your Local Executive closed on May 17, 2018, and the ballot count took place on May 18, 2018. Here is the result of the election and the members of your current Local 107 Executive: Local Chairperson: Scott Cudney 1st Vice Chair: Wayne Williams 2nd Vice Chair: Cherisse Saul Treasurer: Vacant Recording Secretary: Victoria Jackson Member-at...

May 22, 2018

Election Results for Chairperson of Local 107 Executive - BCGEU

The election process for the position of Chairperson for your Local Executive closed on May 17, 2018, and the ballot count took place on May 18, 2018. Here is the result of the election and the members of your current Local 107 Executive:    Local Chairperson: Scott Cudney1st Vice Chair: Wayne Williams2nd Vice Chair: Cherisse SaulTreasurer: VacantRecording Secretary: VacantMember-at-Large: Josh...

May 15, 2018

Remember Your Right To Refuse Unsafe Work - BCGEU

The BCGEU OHS department would like to remind our members of their right to refuse unsafe work. Right to Refuse Unsafe Work  All workers in our province are entitled to exercise their four basic rights when it comes to Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace. BCGEU members all need to be aware of their rights when performing the tasks and duties of their occupation. Knowing these rights...

May 01, 2018

Pension Plan estimator now online, but doesn’t show the full picture - BCGEU

As of May 1, the Public Service Pension Plan's online pension estimator will be available to pension plan members. However, the Pension Plan web site says that "the estimator will not yet calculate the past service enhancement that comes into effect October 1, 2019." This means that when you log in to estimate your pension under the new rules, you won't be getting a complete estimate of your li...

April 24, 2018

BCGEU alarmed at a sky high staff turn over rate at Kamloops Regional Correct...

Correctional centre is losing guards at an alarming rate. After meeting with Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth, Corrections Component Chair Dean Purdy says the attrition rate at KRCC is 12%, nearly triple the average within government of 5%.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 23, 2018

Local 0111-12-10-06 Local Executive Results - BCGEU

Congratulations to Annaka Westwick (Member-At-Large Sheriffs) on your new positons. Your Executive with the results are as follows: Chair Andrew Stevens 1st Vice Chair Andrew Seale 2nd Vice Chair Grant Stubley Recording Secretary Theo Bolstad Member-At-Large (1 Position) Nicholas Straughan Member-At-Large (1 Position) James Brown Member-At-Large (1 Positi...

April 19, 2018

Your Component 1 Executive - BCGEU

At the close of nominations at the April 12, 2018 Component meeting held in Burnaby, the following Component 1 Executive positions were acclaimed: Component Vice President Dean Purdy Local 101 First Vice-Chair Brandon Cox Local 104 Second Vice-Chair Luke Poelzer Local 104 Treasurer Shane Rush Local 102 Recording Secretary Krissie Hayes Local 105       Member at Large Andrew Steve...