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...
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.
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...
Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive:
Member-at-Large (Women's Rep)
Member-at-Large (4 positions) (one Member-at-Large position may be a Young Worker Representative)
The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each offic...
Corrections officers across British Columbia are concerned about increased violence in correctional facilities. Dean Purdy of the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union says an officer at the Surrey Pre-Trial Centre was attacked by an inmate last week and may lose a finger. Read more... UWU/MoveUP
Safety concerns are being raised after a guard working at the Surrey Pretrial Centre was assaulted last week. BC Corrections confirmed it happened around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2 as an officer was delivering a meal to an inmate in his cell. Read more... UWU/MoveUP
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:
Vice Chairperson (Sheriff Services)
Vice Chairperson (NCC)
Member at Large (NCC)
Youth Member at Large
The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached.
The deadline for nominations is: February 8, 2018.
If there i...
A serious staff assault occurred at the SPSC on January 2, 2018. The Correctional Officer received injuries to his face and hand, from a brutal unprovoked assault by an inmate. The CO was taken to hospital for treatment, which may result in the loss of his finger. The union is continuing to investigate and will provide an update when more information is available.
Another incident occurred on D...
DATE: February 13, 2018
TIME: 6:30 pm
PLACE: 106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo
Call of Public Service Bargaining Proposals and Close of Resolutions for Bargaining
Local Executive Nominations Review
Please find a form for submitting proposals relating to upcoming Public Service collective agreement bargaining. Please use this form if you wish to submit proposal(s) for changes to ei...