To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
Dear Component 1 members,
Today many of you attended a rally against violence towards Correctional Officers in the line of duty. Speakers at the rally expressed their ongoing concerns about working conditions in provincial correctional facilities, staff-to-inmate ratios, inmate violence and a lack of support by the Corrections Branch for correctional staff. Additionally, some speakers mentione...
Dear BCGEU members,
Last October I presented the BCGEU’s submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as part of the public consultation for the 2019/20 provincial budget. Our submission outlined four priorities: address housing affordability and supply; rebuild the public services needed to support an effective poverty reduction strategy; protect B.C.’s enviro...
When: February 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: Fraser Regional Correctional Centre
13777 256th Street
Maple Ridge, BC
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Rally against Violence towards Correctional Officers
Members of Component 1 are invited to come out to the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre (FRCC) in support of the continued efforts of your component in the fight for safer working conditio...
Behind Bars - OHS Canada (feat. Component 1 VP Dean Purdy)
An increase in reported inmate-on-staff violence in Ontario's correctional institutions has led to the release of a report by the province's independent corrections adviser in December 2018, offering 42 recommendations aimed at making jails safer. But correctional violence is not unique to Ontario - it is a nationwide problem.
Due to inclement weather, the following BCGEU offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 12:
Victoria Area Office (Area 01 - Victoria)
North Island Area Office (Area 02 - Nanaimo)
Lower Mainland Area Office (Area 03 - Vancouver)
Fraser Valley Area Office (Area 04 - Langley)
Any further updates will be made on this website.
If you are a BCGEU member and need emergency s...
Newly bargained benefit increases come into effect in April
As part of the recently ratified public service agreement, the BCGEU is pleased to announce that a number of hard-fought gains to member health and welfare benefits will come into effect on April 1, 2019. These benefit increases represent an improvement for union members. Some of the main improvements include:
Coordination of benefit...
Further to the call for nominations, please be advised a nomination has been received for the position of 2nd Vice chair. Your local executive is as follows:
Local chairperson: Scott Cudney
1st Vice chair: Wayne Williams
2nd Vice chair: Victoria Jackson
Treasurer: Attila Siska
Recording secretary: Vacant
Member-at-large (Sheriff's representative): Gordon Dodds
Member-at-large (Women's Repres...
In October 2018, BCGEU Component 1 Vice President, Dean Purdy and Director of Negotiations, Doug Dykens, met with Attorney General, David Eby, to discuss the ongoing work of the Sheriffs 40 work week committee and changes to expand the role of Sheriffs to act in exigent circumstances. In support of the good work being done by the union/management committee a letter was sent to the Attorney Gene...
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...