BCGEU President Stephanie Smith toured the North Fraser Pretrial Centre yesterday morning with Dean Purdy, Vice President, Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 and the Component 1 executive. President Smith has now visited all correctional facilities across the province:
May 24, 2017
Number of federal inmates who self-harm tripled in last decade - BCGEU
The number of inmates in federal prisons who intentionally harm themselves has more than tripled over the past decade, spiking again last year, prompting Canada’s correctional investigator to call for changes to ensure such prisoners are treated as patients who require medical care.
May 24, 2017
More jail guards needed in Merritt - BCGEU
Merritt RCMP would like to return to the number of jail guards it once had available to watch over prisoners at the police station’s cells.
May 23, 2017
Man living in shed highlights revolving door of criminal justice - BCGEU
Marcus Oliver Beg thinks he’s God and that no one understands the magnitude of his powers. Others, including the police, think he’s violent, erratic and unpredictable.
May 16, 2017
Worksite Visit for members at North Fraser Pretrial Centre - BCGEU
To: All BCGEU Members at North Fraser Pretrial Centre
Re: Worksite Visit
May 15, 2017
No cuts to guard positions despite Nanaimo council decision - BCGEU
There have been no cuts to the ranks of Nanaimo’s prison guards as the City of Nanaimo drafts a resolution.
May 08, 2017
Don't Cross - Picket Lines Update #2 - BCGEU
As we have previously advised, the potential for BC Nurse picket lines at B.C. Government worksites exist because of two disputes which involve the nurses. Unfortunately, BC Nurses have not coordinated or shared their plans with the BCGEU or other unions in the labour movement.
May 04, 2017
Provincial sheriff shortage an election issue - BCGEU
A shortage of sheriffs has raised concerns that the funding of B.C.'s justice system is inadequate and some accused criminals are walking free.
May 02, 2017
Don't Cross - Potential picket lines for BC government worksites - BCGEU
The BCGEU has recently been informed that due to two unrelated disputes, nurses at a number of facilities in B.C. – including Child and Youth Mental Health, Corrections, Road Safety B.C., and Vital Statistics – may be taking job action in the near future.
We do not anticipate that picket lines will go up immediately, and we expect to be able to provide specific details (e.g. dates/times and essential services levels) and support prior to picket lines going up.
Unfortunately, the BC Nurses have not been coordinating with other unions at their worksites, so if you do encounter an unexpected picket line at your work site, please do the following:
BCGEU Headquarters is on the unceded and shared traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & Səlí̓ lwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.