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COMPONENT 1 - CORRECTIONAL AND 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 16, 2018

Correctional officer violently assaulted at Oliver jail - BCGEU

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

February 15, 2018

Local 102 Executive Nomination / Election Results - BCGEU

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)                      ...

February 14, 2018

Elections for Local 103 Executive - BCGEU

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 ...

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:[email protected] 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...