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Sheriffs 40 Hour Work Week Update - BCGEU


Between January 21 and February 10, 2020 our members will have the opportunity to vote on whether they want to move to a 40 hour work week.

Your Local chairs and elected union activists will be conducting the vote at the work place.

Please see the attached information Q & A for Sheriffs outlining an information package with all the details including salary increases, contractual impacts, as well as impacts to your pensions and other pertinent information. A move to a 40 hour work week is a chance to impact your future.

The proposal for a longer work week was made by six out of the seven locals prior to the last round of bargaining. This overwhelming request mandated your Component 1 bargaining committee to negotiate a process to consider expanding the work week from 35 to 40 hours.

Following the ratification of the public service agreement, negotiations began for the sheriffs, adult custody, and youth custody sectors. All three committees have been working diligently to create a proposal that clearly outlines potential contract changes, pay and shift patterns for these sectors.

Your component executive and members of the committees listened to the membership and negotiated a letter outlining how this process would work. We look forward to sharing this information with you.

To be clear this is still at the proposal stage. The government has worked with us negotiating this tentative agreement but government has not yet signed off.

In solidarity,

Your Component 1 Executive

Download PDF of notice here
Sheriff’s Extended Work Week—Frequently Asked Questions