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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

August 27, 2019

Nominations for Local 105 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following vacant position on the local executive:  Recording Secretary  The term is the remainder of a three-year term (ending early 2021). Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 p.m. on September 10, 2019.(Nominations will remain open until all vacant positio...

August 15, 2019

Amendment to the Sheriff Powers, Duties and Responsibilities Regulation regar...

The BCGEU is pleased to announce that – thanks to the lobbying efforts of the Component 1 executive and members – the provincial government has agreed to an amendment of the regulations that govern the work of sheriffs in B.C.All sheriffs have now been granted peace officer status in "exigent" circumstances. This means that they have the authority to act and assist police and/or the public whil...

August 08, 2019

Stand by pay clarification – Eagle Bluff wild fire - BCGEU

Dear Component 1 members in the Okanagan, As the OCC prepares for a possible evacuation or other emergency measures, many of you have been asked to stand by to assist if needed. Thank you for your hard work and readiness during this period of uncertainty. With a rapidly changing situation such as this, it's important to clarify that stand by is paid time, to be compensated at a rate of one hour...

July 29, 2019

Component 1 Violence Campaign Update - BCGEU

Your component executive and the union leadership have been hard at work lobbying for changes to Workers' Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC) regulations that will assist members who work in Adult Custody, Youth Custody and Sheriffs Services in dealing with workplace safety and violence in the workplace. It has been a long fight but slowly progress is being made on this vital issue.  In order to ap...

July 12, 2019

New language regarding missed breaks for component 1 - BCGEU

Your component executive would like to draw your attention to new language that became effective on April 1, 2019 regarding missed breaks. If you are performing tasks or duties that require you to work through breaks you are entitled to ETO/CTO at straight time rates. You should be confirming the Employer's direction to work through your breaks prior to your shift or at the time you become awar...

June 07, 2019

C1 Prince George protest June 3, 2019 - BCGEU

Correctional Officers, BCGEU members and activists showed up to protest onJune 3, 2019 outside of the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre to bring attention to the rapidly increasing incidents of violence against correctional officers. This is the third protest that has taken place. Previous protests were held at Fraser Regional Corrections Centre, Surrey Pretrial Services Centre and the...

June 06, 2019

Standing up for our safety at work – union executive meets with WorkSafeBC - ...

On May 31, your BCGEU Component 1 (Corrections and Sheriff Services) leadership met with officials from the Workers' Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC) to discuss the many serious matters of concern for members in Corrections Services. Attending the meeting for your union was BCGEU Vice President and Component 1 Chair Dean Purdy, Component 1 First Vice-Chair Brandon Cox, and BCGEU Director of Fiel...

May 31, 2019

Prince George rally - BCGEU

Members of Component 1 are invited to come out to the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre in support of the continued efforts of your component in the fight for safer working conditions in B.C.'s prisons.Violence towards Correctional Officers has been on the increase every year for the past 5 years and we cannot let it continue.We want to show our solidarity with the members who are subj...

May 30, 2019

Component 1 Update: Corrections & Sheriffs 40 Hour Work Week & Component 1 Ba...

Prior to the last round of bargaining the component 1 membership in 6 out of the 7 locals submitted proposals mandating your bargaining committee to negotiate the expansion of the 35-hour work week up to 40 hours. The committee listened to the membership and negotiated a letter outlining how this process will work. Following the ratification of the public service agreement in 2018, negotiations...