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

January 18, 2018

Local 105 Bargaining Resolutions & Meeting Notice - BCGEU

COMPONENT:   Corrections & Sheriff Services           LOCAL:   105             DATE:   Wednesday, February 7, 2018            TIME:    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.          PLACE:   BCGEU Kamloops Area Office                         158 Oriole Road (back entrance)                         Kamloops, BC V2C 4N7 EVERYONE WELCOME! If attending, please RSVP to Kristina.hayes@gov.bc.ca by February 6, 2018 for...

January 16, 2018

BCGEU and government reach agreement on parental leave - BCGEU

The BCGEU has reached agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding with the B.C. government on changes to public service maternity, parental and pre-adoption leave (Article 21), to align with federal government changes to EI regulations as noted below: Pregnant workers now have the ability to claim the existing 15 weeks of EI maternity benefits as early as 12 weeks before the expected week of c...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

Local 104 Union Meeting - BCGEU

DATE:    February 19, 2018 TIME:     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm : Executive               7:00 pm - 9:00 pm : General PLACE:   Fraser Valley Area Office – Fraser Room               8555 198A Street              Langley, BC V2Y 0A9 AGENDA Call to order Adoption of minutes Report of officers Report of stewards Questions from members Public Sector/Component bargaining proposals Members are welcome to p...

January 15, 2018

Nomination for Vacant Positions for your Local 0111/12/10/06 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (4 Positions) Member-At-Large (Young Worker) Member-At-Large (SHERIFFS) Member-At-Large (PGYCC)    The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...

January 15, 2018

Corrections' wages lacking - BCGEU

The B.C. Government Employees Union is worried about the high turnover rate of correctional officers, which is reportedly close to three-times higher than the average rate for other government jobs. Dean Purdy, vice president of Corrections and Sheriff Services with BCGEU, said the attrition rate among correction officers in B.C. is currently at 14 per cent each year, compared to attrition rate...

January 15, 2018

Nominations For Local 0104 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations open January 15, 2018 for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson Recording secretary District I – Ford Mountain Correctional Centre: Vice chairperson (one position) Member-at-large (one position) District II – Sheriff Services (Abbotsford/Surrey/Chilliwack Courthouses) Vice chairperson (one position) Member-at-large – Surrey Courthouse (one position) Membe...

January 12, 2018

Bitten-off fingers, thrown excrement: B.C. prison guard assaults on the rise ...

It was revealed this week that a guard at Surrey's pretrial centre joined an average of 95 others who are attacked by inmates in B.C. each year. The union representing corrections officers said the guard "was badly beaten and lost part of a finger" during the attack on Jan. 2.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

January 11, 2018

Local 105 Nomination For Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson – two positions as determined by local executive Treasurer Recording Secretary Members-at-Large: as determined by local executive one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. I...

January 11, 2018

Stewards Nomination Results for Prince George Youth Custody Centre - BCGEU

Please consider this formal notification of the results of the recent steward nominations. Your worksite Stewards are: Thomas Burkitt, Michael Cue, Melissa Lawrence, Tim Peters, Laurie Reece, Warren Rustad, Craig Tott & Josef Vogl Please note: Craig Tott will also be the steward for Local 0611 & 1211 members at this worksite. Please join the Union in welcoming these members for steppi...

January 11, 2018

Union blames low pay for high turnover of guards at provincial prisons - BCGEU

The province's jails are facing some challenges when it comes to recruiting and maintaining staff levels as the union representing correction officers pushes for higher wages. B.C. Government Employees Union vice president Dean Purdy says all 10 of the province's correctional centres are experiencing high turnover, including Okanagan and Kamloops Correctional Centre.   Read more...  UWU/MoveUP

January 10, 2018

BCGEU Remembers Mona Moreno - BCGEU

It is with great sadness that we inform our members that Mona Moreno, the founder of the Cedar Root Gallery, passed away on January 1, 2018.  Mona was a strong Indigenous woman from the Haida Nation. She was a retired, proud member of Public Service Alliance of Canada and a supporter of the labour movement for many years. Mona proudly raised her children with the values of the trade union movem...

January 10, 2018

Reductions in Medical Services Plan premiums to benefit BCGEU members - BCGEU

Finance Minister Carole James recently announced that Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums will be cut by 50 per cent on Jan. 1, 2018. In addition to the 50 per cent rate cut, the income threshold for full exemption from MSP premiums under the premium assistance program will also be raised by $2,000, as of Jan. 1, 2018 as a further step in eliminating MSP premiums entirely within four years. Cu...