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.

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December 19, 2016

Local 102 General Meeting

COMPONENT:  Corrections & Sheriff Services LOCAL:            102 DATE:              Monday, January 23, 2017 TIME:              General Meeting, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PLACE:            BCGEU North Island Area Office                        106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo   AGENDA Resolutions for Convention Life Time Member Vote – Mike Scott Benchmark Update Component Updates Can't...

December 16, 2016

Government’s announcement to ban asbestos: Groups express support but asbesto...

Immediate Release                                                                        December 15, 2016 Toronto – The federal government’s announcement to ban asbestos has been highly anticipated over the past few days. Groups expressed its support to the announcement but notes their expectation for additional federal work needed to fully achieve protection from asbestos for all Canadians. ...

December 15, 2016

Referee Decision for Correctional Officer and Supervisor Benchmark

The Classification Referee has delivered her decision regarding the Correctional Officer (CO) and Correctional Supervisor (CS) benchmark and reference jobs, confirming both positions at their existing grid levels 18 and 24. With the ongoing 1 grid TMA, the positions will continue to be paid at grid 19 and 25 respectively.    The referee’s decision reflects the technical application of the Publi...

December 12, 2016

BCGEU sends solidarity message to jailed Iranian trade unionists

As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below. 

December 09, 2016

International Human Rights Day: Human rights are everyone’s rights, everywhere

Today we recognize International Human Rights Day.  Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms. In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.  Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...

December 06, 2016

December 6: Never forget

It’s hard to believe, but 27 years have passed since 14 young women were slain at the École Polytechnique, an event also known as the Montreal Massacre. It remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6, the anniversary of the devastating event, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Eac...

December 03, 2016

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today we are proud to recognize the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities.    This day was created to bring awareness and understanding and to take action to further the rights of persons with disabilities both legally and in society.  Even though we have a come a long way in Canada there remains much more to do to achieve the equity in our society.  The United Nat...

December 01, 2016

Component discusses prison violence with provincial government opposition cri...

Component discusses prison violence with provincial government opposition critics   Tuesday afternoon, your component met with provincial government opposition critics and MLAs Mike Farnworth (Public Safety and Solicitor General), Leonard Krog (Attorney General) and Shane Simpson (Labour) about the Prison Safety Now campaign. Representing the union was Component 1 VP Dean Purdy, and Component...