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.

NEWS & UPDATES

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...

November 29, 2016

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) announced for 2017

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2017. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations. Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.35% increase on hourly rates.   The ESD was negotiated in collective agreements covering workers in direct government, health, social services, crown corpor...

November 29, 2016

OSH Appointment Process Deadline

D-day is here!!   On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...

November 28, 2016

Local 105 Executive By Election Nomination

To:    All BCGEU Local 105 Members Re:    Local Executive By Election   Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive:   Treasurer Recording Secretary 1 Member-at-Large   The term is for the remainder of three years.  Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is:    Jan...

November 25, 2016

BCGEU supports trade unionists in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Early in October, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Matthew, causing more damage to an island still recovering from the earthquake of 2010. As part of the Public Services International (PSI) relief campaign, the BCGEU sent a contribution to help with community rebuilding. The relief will go to trade union members and their families directly. For more information on the campaign, visit the PSI Hurrican...

November 22, 2016

Bowling Night for all Area 02 BCGEU Young Workers

Your Cross Component Committee is sponsoring a bowling night for all BCGEU Young Workers in Area 02 – North Island plus a guest. There will be 4 door prizes drawn throughout the night. Please note travel expenses will not be covered by Cross Component Committee.     Date:         Friday, December 16, 2016     Time:         7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Snacks at 7:30 p.m., Bowling starts at 8:00 p.m...

November 18, 2016

Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position) for Sheriff Services – Port Alberni

To:   All BCGEU Members at Sheriff Services – Port Alberni Re:    Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position)   Nominations are now open for 1 positon for shop steward at Sheriff Services – Port Alberni   What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve pro...

November 14, 2016

Union, B.C. private liquor stores push for pot to be sold in their stores

Recreational pot could be coming to a public or private liquor store near you. Read more...

November 14, 2016

WCB writes 11 orders on violence in the workplace - but more are needed

In June, members of your Component 1 Executive met with senior WCB officials advocating on how and what WorkSafeBC can do to reduce violence in all nine of BC's jails. Representing the union was BCGEU Vice President & Chair of Component 1 Dean Purdy, Component 2nd Vice Chair Brian Campbell, component executive member Brandon Cox, and Staff Representative Mike Eso. The issues raised at the...

November 11, 2016

Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten - Remembrance Day 2016

Today we honor and reflect on the sacrifice that those in our armed forces have made to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy.  We also must not forget the sacrifices made by men and women in our armed forces in protecting other countries.  Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Since then Canada has been involved in many conflicts and peacekeepi...

November 10, 2016

A victory for students, teachers and public education in B.C.

On behalf of the 70,000 workers of the BCGEU, and as a parent myself, I want to congratulate the BC Teachers' Federation on their courage and determination in standing up for the children of this province. The BCTF was right to push back on the provincial government's attempts to decide by themselves what a classroom looks like. It's great news that the BCTF finally won the right to include cla...

November 09, 2016

BCGEU Correctional Officer presented with award for bravery

Last summer, BCGEU Component 1 member and Correctional Officer James Knighton was driving a fellow officer to the hospital in Nanaimo following an ERT training injury, when he witnessed a woman being badly beaten by a male. The assailant was a very large, violent man, but Officer Knighton did not hesitate to jump out of the vehicle, restrain the man, allowing the woman to get to safety. Accord...