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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.
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
The nomination period for the local 105 executive closed on February 7, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed:
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...
The call for nominations for the Local 107 Executive closed on February 4, 2018.
We confirm that your new Executive is as follows:
1st Vice Chairperson
2nd Vice Chairperson
Member-at-Large (Young Worker)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NE...
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...
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
The following members were acclaimed:
First Vice Chair
Second Vice Chair
Member-at-large: Young Worker
Congratulations to the Executive.
Download PDF of notice here.
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
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...