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Component 1 includes members who work as Correctional Officers in provincial prisons and as Deputy Sheriffs for the B.C. Sheriff Services.


January 08, 2019

Expression of Interest to work at PGRCC - BCGEU

REVISED: The following is information relating to the request for extra officers to help work at PGRCC due to a shortage of staff. You work in a union shop and the information below is collective agreement language that is binding between the employer and the union. You are expected to follow these rules with regard to overtime. As a union member, you cannot agree to work for less than the lang...

December 24, 2018

Open Nominations for Local 107 Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised the following positions are open on the Local 107 Executive:   2nd Vice-Chairperson Member-at-Large (2 positions) Member-at-Large (women's representative)   Information on the roles and responsibilities of each position is attached. The deadline for nominations is: January 23, 2019If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x ...

December 20, 2018

Dec 21st - BCGEU HQ Closed - BCGEU

Due to a power failure, the BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby will continue to be closed on December 21, 2018.   We expect that the office will re-open on Monday, December 24. If power has not been restored by then, a subsequent notice will be posted here. UWU/MoveUP

December 18, 2018

Nominations for Shop Stewards (2 positions) for Burnaby Custody Services Cent...

Nominations are now open for 2 shop stewards at Burnaby Youth Custody Services. What do stewards do?  Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees, provide information on BCGEU services and solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGE...

December 14, 2018

Corrections officers facing charges for doing their jobs - BCGEU

Four of our own are facing criminal charges after coming to the aid of a fellow correctional officer, who was violently attacked. In September 2017, a living unit officer at a regional correctional centre in the Lower Mainland was the victim of an unprovoked, violent attack by an inmate. A number of your brothers and sisters responded to this emergency and eventually secured the inmate. After a...

December 13, 2018

Youth Corrections Temporary Market Adjustment (TMA) update - BCGEU

The BCGEU's 3.1 committee met on December 12 to discuss the government's response to our demand for a Temporary Market Adjustment (TMA) for youth correctional officers. The Employer has reviewed the attrition numbers submitted by the union and they do not agree with all the categories of "exiting employees" used in our calculations.    For example: The employer does not include auxiliary exits,...

November 26, 2018

Auxiliary Conversions at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre - BCGEU

Several staff at BYCC have recently asked the Union about Auxiliary Conversions, and we wanted to clarify and provide the relevant articles of the Collective Agreement. Auxiliaries are converted to regular status after working 1827 hours in 33 pay periods in work that is continuous full-time or part-time in nature. This is laid out clearly in Article 31.1 part (b). Article 31.1 Auxiliary Employ...

November 16, 2018

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) announced for 2019 - BCGEU

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2019. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations. Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.75 per cent increase beginning in February 2019. For members in the direct government this amounts to $0.2392 per hour or $16.74 bi-weekly. The ESD was nego...

November 09, 2018

Union expresses support for members after inmate death in transit - BCGEU

As a correctional officer I know firsthand the unique pressures and challenges Component 1 members face every day on the job. I know how much pride you all take in your primary duty: ensuring the safety and security of inmates, our fellow officers and the general public.  I know how much time and effort you put in to training, education and supervision to prevent and avoid tragedies on the job....