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

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...

June 29, 2018

Local 102 General Membership Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Corrections & Sheriff Services  LOCAL: 102 General MembershipDATE: July 9, 2018TIME: 6 pmPLACE: 106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo in the Departure Bay Room  AGENDA Local related information session Local Q & A – Focus on Component 1 tentative agreement reached  Please note that this meeting does not replace or duplicate the ratification meetings being held by the bargaining ...

June 22, 2018

Public service agreement ratification process under way - BCGEU

Public service agreement ratification process under way UPDATE #7  Now that a tentative agreement for direct government workers has been reached, the ratification process is under way. Here is what you can expect in the coming weeks:Ratification Bulletin:A comprehensive ratification bulletin containing all the proposed changes to the collective agreement is being prepared and will be mailed to...

June 20, 2018

Tentative agreement for Component 1 - BCGEU

Your component negotiating committee met with the employer on the week of April 30 – May 4, 2018. We made significant progress in developing language to ensure Adult Custody escorts are properly staffed for our members' safety and managed to negotiate a fairer way of scheduling Sheriff vacations during primetime. We solidified the status of the Youth Custody uniform committee and obtained impor...

June 20, 2018

Tentative agreement for the Public Service - BCGEU

After five weeks of negotiations, the BCGEU has reached a tentative three-year agreement with the B.C. Government for members working in direct government service. The Public Service Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the agreement. On ratification, all changes to the tentative 18th Public Service Agreement will take effect after the expiry of the current agreem...

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...