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COMPONENT 1 - CORRECTIONAL AND 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

June 10, 2022

Public Service Agency fails to implement 5 days paid sick leave for Public Se...

Earlier this year, the provincial government amended the Employment Standards Act to provide for five days paid sick leave for workers, effective January 1st, 2022. For workers covered by a collective agreement, the government said that to ensure government’s intent that the paid sick leave entitlement is applied to all employees in B.C., the clause that relates to collective agreements is bein...

June 03, 2022

Public Service Members - Time is running out: Get your vote in! - BC General...

Have you voted yet? A strong strike vote and a high turnout are critical to reaching a deal that members – you – will want to ratify. Why should you vote yes? The bottom line is any wage offer that doesn’t include cost of living protection (COLA) is a wage cut. No worker should be expected to take a wage cut. That’s why a strong “YES” vote is so important.  By delivering a strong strike mandate...

May 27, 2022

Public Service Members - Vote Now: Ensure Your Voice Is Heard! - BC General E...

The strike vote is well underway, and we are gaining more momentum each day. Have you voted yet? Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that over 500 members stepped up as worksite contacts to help with the vote – not to mention the 800 stewards who are also helping! In addition, hundreds of members have been booked off to help get out the vote: These members are working hard making cal...

May 20, 2022

Have you cast your ballot yet? Strike vote update - BC General Employees' Uni...

We are only five days into balloting for the public service strike vote and there has been tremendous level of engagement and turnout so far. Your bargaining committee is thrilled to see this level of enthusiasm from members, because a strong turnout is as important as a strong "yes" vote. By voting yes, you are helping to deliver a strong message to your employer that we are serious about our ...

May 16, 2022

Strike Vote begins today - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Today marks the start of the strike vote in B.C.'s public service. You and 33,000 other members in this bargaining unit will be casting your vote to help deliver a strong message to your employer to compel them to get back to the bargaining table with a wage offer that meets your needs. Your bargaining committee recommends that all member vote "YES" to show the employer that members are united ...

May 13, 2022

Strike vote begins for all members under the main public service agreement

  Strike vote begins next week  As you know, your bargaining committee is conducting a strike vote for the 33,000 members of the public service bargaining committee starting next week. You are getting this email because you are part of that bargaining unit and are eligible to vote.From the very beginning of this round of bargaining, public service members have been unified around a central prio...

May 06, 2022

Public Service Strike vote called by BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committe...

Since the start of negotiations in February, your bargaining committee has been focused on achieving a new collective agreement that includes cost of living protection (COLA) for your wage increases. From day one our objective has been to get a deal at the bargaining table and that hasn’t changed. But we are at a point where a strike vote from the bargaining unit is the best path to getting a d...

May 04, 2022

Telephone Town Hall TOMORROW: Don’t miss out! - BC General Employees' Union (...

REMINDERYou’re invited: Telephone town hall  At 7pm on Thursday May 5th we will be calling every member covered under the Public Service Main collective agreement that we have a phone number for. When you get called simply stay on the line and you’ll be automatically connected to the event. If you want to make sure you get called, please log in to Member Portal and make sure we have your curren...

May 03, 2022

REMINDER: WEBINAR AND TOWN HALL THIS WEEK! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Please note, there will be closed captioning and ASL interpretation for each of the Zoom webinars. Also, a reminder that all times are in Pacific Time (PT) and each run about one hour in length. See you then! As you are likely aware, bargaining with the employer has reached impasse and the next step is to conduct a strike vote. In preparation for that vote, your bargaining committee wants to ma...