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

May 25, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fle...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds today's announcement by the provincial government that it will build 1,500 new supportive housing units throughout the province for women and children fleeing violence. Over the next 10 years, government will invest $734 million to build this much-needed housing which includes transition houses, safe homes, second-stage and long-te...

May 25, 2018

BCGEU wins Hours of Work dispute at Kamloops Regional Corrections Centre - BCGEU

  Hours of Work Umpire Christopher Sullivan has agreed with the BCGEU position and dismissed the employer's application to adjust the hours of work schedule for staff at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre. The Employer sought to replace the current 5.5 shift Pattern #38 with Pattern #40 in Appendix C of the Correctional and Sheriff Services Component Agreement, which would have been ref...

May 24, 2018

BCGEU says 2017 was a record breaker for assaults at the Kamloops Regional C...

2017 was a record year for assaults against guards at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre. According to Dean Purdy, the Corrections Component Chair for the B.C Government Employees Union, there were 20 assaults last year compared to 16 in 2016.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 23, 2018

REVISED - Election Results for Chairperson of Local 107 Executive - BCGEU

The election process for the position of Chairperson for your Local Executive closed on May 17, 2018, and the ballot count took place on May 18, 2018. Here is the result of the election and the members of your current Local 107 Executive: Local Chairperson: Scott Cudney 1st Vice Chair: Wayne Williams 2nd Vice Chair: Cherisse Saul Treasurer: Vacant Recording Secretary: Victoria Jackson Member-at...

May 22, 2018

Election Results for Chairperson of Local 107 Executive - BCGEU

The election process for the position of Chairperson for your Local Executive closed on May 17, 2018, and the ballot count took place on May 18, 2018. Here is the result of the election and the members of your current Local 107 Executive:    Local Chairperson: Scott Cudney1st Vice Chair: Wayne Williams2nd Vice Chair: Cherisse SaulTreasurer: VacantRecording Secretary: VacantMember-at-Large: Josh...

May 17, 2018

Coquitlam casino still behind pickets - BCGEU

After five days of job action, a labour dispute at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Great Canadian Gaming Corp. said in a statement Monday that it has been granted an order by the B.C. Labour Relations Board prohibiting striking workers from blocking entry to the property.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

GATEWAY CASINOS NEGOTIATIONS REACH AN IMPASSE - BCGEU

Talks between Gateway Casinos and members of the BC Government and Service Employees Union have broken off. On Tuesday morning, over a hundred employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops rallied in Kelowna to push for higher wages.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

CASINO WORKERS RALLY IN KELOWNA - BCGEU

Employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops gathered in Kelowna Tuesday morning to push for higher wages. Negotiations between the company and the bargaining committee began back in January, but stopped abruptly in March, prompting Tuesday’s demonstration.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

Casino workers nearing strike? - BCGEU

A vocal group of employees from four of the Okanagan's largest casinos rallied in Kelowna this morning as their union headed back to the bargaining table. Approximately 1,400 employees of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon, and Cascades Casinos in Penticton and Kamloops) are pressuring the company to pay them a living...

May 17, 2018

Casino workers press for wage hike - BCGEU

Gateway Casino workers will be rallying Tuesday for higher wages. Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union working at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops are calling on their employer to improve wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume Tuesday.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2018

Remember Your Right To Refuse Unsafe Work - BCGEU

The BCGEU OHS department would like to remind our members of their right to refuse unsafe work. Right to Refuse Unsafe Work  All workers in our province are entitled to exercise their four basic rights when it comes to Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace. BCGEU members all need to be aware of their rights when performing the tasks and duties of their occupation. Knowing these rights...

May 14, 2018

Gateway casino workers to rally for industry-standard wages as they resume ne...

KELOWNA, B.C., May 14, 2018 – Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Kamloops will hold a rally and deliver a petition to their employer calling for improved wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume tomorrow.  Contract negotiations broke off on Mar...