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

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 08, 2018

Submitting Bargaining Resolutions for local 101 - BCGEU

This is a reminder that bargaining resolutions have to be submitted to the Victoria Area Office no later than 5:00pm, Monday, February 26.  Resolutions can be submitted by:Fax:250-384-8060 Mail: 2994 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4N4Emailed as an attachment to:dean.purdy@bcgeu.caIn solidarityDean PurdyLocal 101 ChairJenny EwingStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 08, 2018

Local 105 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

The nomination period for the local 105 executive closed on February 7, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed: Chairperson:Kristina Hayes Treasurer:Greg Hawgood 1st Vice Chairperson:Mike Watson Recording Secretary:Mike Cheeseborough 2nd Vice Chairperson:David Davidson – SheriffsMehdi Salem – Corrections Members-at-Large:Vanama EmWill MorrisonFrank MarinoDivree CaputoJordan Planidin...

February 06, 2018

Local 107 Election Results - BCGEU

The call for nominations for the Local 107 Executive closed on February 4, 2018. We confirm that your new Executive is as follows:  Chairperson  Andrew MacLeod  1st Vice Chairperson  Wayne Williams  2nd Vice Chairperson  Cherisse Saul  Recording Secretary  VACANT  Member-at-Large (Sheriff)  Gordon Dodds  Member-at-Large (Young Worker)  Josh Hiltz   CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NE...

February 02, 2018

Component 1 Executive meets with Corrections Branch & Senior Provincial Cro...

Concerned members from your Component 1 Executive met with the Corrections Branch as well as senior Provincial Crown Counsel in Victoria. We discussed victim and community impact statements and the need to provide messaging on consistent and harsher sentencing when correctional officers are assaulted on the workplace. This meeting comes on the heels of two brutal staff assaults where one correc...

January 26, 2018

BC Corrections officer attacked by inmate amid calls for better safety for gu...

Another B.C. Corrections officer has been violently attacked by an inmate in the second incident this month. The latest incident took place last Saturday evening at the North Fraser Pre-trial Center in Port Coquitlam.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

January 23, 2018

Local 1004 Election Results - BCGEU

The following members were acclaimed: Chair  Rory Smith First Vice Chair  Darren Feltren Second Vice Chair  vacant Treasurer  Keith Szaloki Recording Secretary  Chris Todd Member-at-large  Rob Isbister Member-at-large  Kevin Araki Member-at-large  vacant Member-at-large: Young Worker  vacant Congratulations to the Executive. Download PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

January 23, 2018

L101 Local Executive Announcement - BCGEU

Further to our call for nominations for Local 101 Executive, we are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed: Dean Purdy, Chairperson Trace Bilawchuk, First-Vice Chairperson Nick Robinson, Second-Vice Chairperson Gord Brighton, Recording Secretary Michelle Webster, Women's Representative Duncan McAndrew, Member at Large, Sheriff's James Klein, Member at Large, Open Er...