B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

March 01, 2018

Dissecting OCC as a P3 - Part 2 - BCGEU

Editor's note: This is the second in what's expected to be at least a four-part series in which we try to unravel the complex financial underpinnings of public-private partnerships such as the ones in place for the Okanagan Correctional Centre and Penticton Regional Hospital, and determine if they are actually a good deal for taxpayers. You can find Part 1 here. The main document accompanying l...

February 27, 2018

Dissecting OCC as a P3 - Part 1 - BCGEU

Editor's note: Welcome to the first in what will be at least a four-part series in which we try to unravel the complex financial underpinnings of public-private partnerships such as the ones in place for the Okanagan Correctional Centre and Penticton Regional Hospital, and determine if they are actually a good deal for taxpayers. Construction of the Okanagan Correctional Centre near Oliver only...

February 26, 2018

Local 103 North Fraser Pretrial Centre - Stewards Nomination - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for eight (8) positions for stewards at your worksite and, will close Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. All stewards are provided 3 days paid training at the Union office, and receive support from their staff representative to fulfill their duties. Some of the roles of a steward ar...

February 26, 2018

Local 103 New Westminster Courthouse Steward Nomination - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for one (1) position for a steward at your worksite and, will close Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. All stewards are provided 3 days paid training at the Union office, and receive support from their staff representative to fulfill their duties. Some of the roles of a steward are:...

February 26, 2018

BC BUDGET: NDP hope to nix court delays with $15 million cash influx - BCGEU

Multi-year court delays could be done as the government pledges $15 million to hire more sheriffs and admin staff in the 2018 budget. The province has struggled with a sheriff shortage for years and the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said that between 2012 and 2016, at least 20 sheriffs left for higher-paid jobs.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

February 22, 2018

BCGEU rally against prison violence

DATE:            Friday, February 23, 2018 TIME:            11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. LOCATION:    Fraser Regional Correctional Centre: 13777 256 St, Maple Ridge BACKGROUND: Correctional officers will be protesting outside of the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre (FRCC) to bring attention to the rapidly increasing incidents of violence against correctional officers. Correctional officers (CO) wo...

February 22, 2018

B.C. government hopes $15 million for more sheriffs will address court delays...

In a $55-billion budget, $5 million may not look like much.  But the B.C. government is hoping the infusion of that amount every year for three years will go a long way toward addressing wait times in courthouses, by increasing the number of court sheriffs and staffing of the Court Services Branch.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

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