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Component 1 Update: Pandemic Pay for Corrections & Sheriffs - BCGEU

Component 1 Update: Pandemic Pay for Corrections & Sheriffs 

The B.C. Government today announced a lump-sum pandemic payment for essential frontline workers, including those in Adult Corrections, Youth Corrections and Sheriffs. The payment is calculated at $4 per straight-time hour covering a 16-week period retroactive to March 15, 2020. Eligible workers will receive the payment directly through their employer and do not need to apply.

This announcement is welcome news for all Component 1 members eligible to receive the pandemic pay, and comes at the end of many weeks of advocacy by the BCGEU and your Component 1 Executive. It is well deserved recognition for all the selfless and essential work you do on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further information on pandemic pay can be found at the links below.

Provincial government announces details of pandemic pay program for essential workers

Pandemic pay supports front-line health, social workers

B.C. COVID-19 Temporary Pandemic Pay

In solidarity,

Dean Purdy
Component 1 Chair & BCGEU Vice President