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

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 21, 2018

Government must take bolder action on speculation tax - BCGEU

February 21, 2018BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to see the B.C. NDP government's newly released 30-point housing plan which proposes significant steps towards addressing the province's housing affordability crisis. This plan includes measures, many of which the BCGEU has been calling for, like introducing a progressive property transfer tax surcharge...

February 20, 2018

BC Budget provides path to affordability and quality public services - BCGEU

Fixing 16 years of neglect in public services, childcare and housing will take time, but BC Budget 2018 signals a bold path forward on these important public issues, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union. "We have consistently called upon government for greater investment to restore quality public services," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Today's budget begins that renew...

February 19, 2018

Vancity workers at Downtown Vancouver branch join BCGEU - BCGEU

Workers at the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Downtown Vancouver Branch (#10) have voted by majority to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU).  The 26 financial services workers at this branch join over 700 of their Vancity colleagues who benefit from access to fair wages and improved working conditions under their collective agreement. "We are thrilled to welcome wor...

February 19, 2018

Caring Professionals should be exempt from mobility pricing - BCGEU

The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission recently published its initial report exploring decongestion charging as part of a 10-year plan for transportation development in the Metro Vancouver region. They have proposed two main policy approaches for consideration: tolling congestion points and charging drivers for each kilometre they drive. Congestion point pricing charges drivers when they p...

February 19, 2018

Correctional officer “viciously assaulted” at Okanagan Correctional Centre - ...

An assault at the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) on Tuesday has left an officer in recovery. The correctional officer was working in a living unit at the prison, conducting a visual check of the cells, when he was attacked by an inmate, said Dean Purdy, Vice President of Corrections and Sheriffs Services for the B.C. Government Employees Union (BCGEU).   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

February 19, 2018

Officer beaten badly at jail - BCGEU

A correctional officer at the Okanagan Correctional Centre near Oliver is recovering after being violently assaulted by an inmate on Tuesday. The male officer was reportedly attacked in a living unit where he was aggressively sucker-punched from behind and knocked to the ground, before being punched several more times.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

February 16, 2018

Elections for Local 104 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 104 MembersRe: Elections for Local 104 Executive The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 104 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:Vice chair – Surrey Pre TrialSherry Enns Brittany MuellerPlease note all names are in random order on the ballot.   Ballots are available from your stewards and contac...

February 16, 2018

Correctional officer violently assaulted at Oliver jail - BCGEU

The union representing jail guards says a correctional officer at the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) in Oliver was violently assaulted by an inmate on Tuesday. Dean Purdy, with the Government Employees union said the officer was approached from behind and "sucker punched" before he was knocked to the ground and struck "several more times in the face."   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

February 15, 2018

Local 102 Executive Nomination / Election Results - BCGEU

I am please to update you on the results of the Local 102 Executive Nominations. The outcome of the close of nominations received by the membership has acclaimed the following positions. Please join us in congratulating your Local Executive. • Local Chair                                      Shane Rush • Vice Chair (Sheriff Services)         Mike Redlick • Vice Chair (NCC)                      ...

February 15, 2018

Local 0111/12/10/06 Executive Nomination Results - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 0111/12/10/06 Members Re: Local Executive Nomination Results   The nomination process for your Local Executive positions closed on February 14, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates. Congratulations to Andrew Stevens (Local Chair), Andrew Seale (1st Vice Chair), Theo Bolstad (Recording Secretary), N...

February 14, 2018

Elections for Local 103 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 103 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:  Chairperson:Tom WheatcroftChairperson:Derrick Goodwin Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office at #130 – 2920 Virtual Way in Vancouver.Ballots are ...

February 14, 2018

Public safety minister addresses violence in Oliver jail - BCGEU

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth says the Okanagan Correctional Centre is no different than any other prison when it comes to violence and contraband. The minister was in Oliver today touring the facility with Warden Steve DiCastri when he made himself available to the media for questions.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

February 14, 2018

‘State-of-the-art’ jail near Oliver can’t escape violence, drugs, weapons - B...

It has been just over one year since the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) near Oliver started accepting inmates, and while it's a state-of-the-art facility, it hasn't escaped traditional jailhouse problems. BC Corrections said there were 94 inmate-on-inmate assaults and eight assaults on jail staff in 2017.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...