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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).
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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
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...
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
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) ...
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 ...
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.
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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
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:email@example.comIn solidarityDean PurdyLocal 101 ChairJenny EwingStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here