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.
Read more... UWU/MoveUP
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 protected] 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...