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

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...

April 18, 2018

Elections for Local 107 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following position of the Local 107 Executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:  Local Chairperson:   Scott Cudney Wayne Williams   Ballots are available from your stewards and mail contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the Okanagan Area Office (1064 Borden Avenue, Kelowna). Ballots are due back to the B...

April 17, 2018

Local Election Results 0111/12/10/06 - BCGEU

The election process for your Local 2nd Vice position closed on April 13, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates.   Congratulations to Grant Stubbley (2nd Vice Chair).   Your Executive with the results are as follows: Chair                                               Andrew Stevens 1st Vice Chair                      ...

April 13, 2018

Government to Recognize PTSD & Mental Health Claims for First Responders: Cor...

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement that first responders including Sheriffs and Correctional Officers will receive greater access to mental health support.  On Wednesday, BC Labour Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to the Workers Compensation Act. These amendments -- called a presumptive clause -- will be introduced this week and, if approved by the legislature,...

April 13, 2018

Local 103 Executive Nominations For 2nd Vice Chairperson & Recording Secretar...

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: 2nd Vice Chairperson      1 position Recording Secretary        1 position The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available in the attached document "Local Executive Roles and Responsibilities".  The deadline for nominations is: April 24, 2018 at 4:00pm If there ...

April 11, 2018

Statement re: Govt’s elimination of barriers for first responders to access c...

"I applaud the proposed amendments to the Workers Compensation Act announced by Minister [Harry] Bains, building on the work begun by Minister [Shane] Simpson and supported by Minister [Judy] Darcy. Making mental health, including PTSD, a presumptive condition is a long overdue show of common sense and compassion for first responders.    "This change is an important step but there is more work ...

April 04, 2018

PSPP changes illustrator now available for download - BCGEU

  Following the announcement of changes to the Public Service Pension Plan on March 16, 2018, the BCGEU has urged the Pension Corporation to make an online pension calculator available, to allow members to compare their pensions under the old and new plans. We are happy to report that the Public Service Pension Plan now has a Plan Changes Illustrator file available for download, which allows me...

March 22, 2018

Bargaining preparations continue for public service workers - BCGEU

It's been a busy few months since we held the Public Service Bargaining Conference in November. The union is continuing to prepare for public service bargaining, which is expected to begin in 2018. While the current collective agreement expires in the spring of 2019, the union is preparing for negotiations to start this year. A number of issues have surfaced that require our attention and we ha...

March 19, 2018

Local 104 election results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the following results of the Local 104 executive elections: Chair                                                     Brandon Cox (acclaimed) Recording secretary                             Marceline Lamarche (acclaimed) District 1 – Ford Mountain Vice chair                                     Patricia Clermont (acclaimed) Member-at-large                         T...