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

October 20, 2016

Report details lack of help available to troubled Métis boy and his family

A report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY), Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, has once again exposed the lack of services available to young people struggling with mental health and addictions issues. The report Last Resort: One family’s tragic struggle to find help for their son focuses on the short, troubled life of a Métis boy who died at age 15. “The Representative ...

October 20, 2016

Union says sheriff shortage in Kamloops creating dangerous conditions

A shortage of deputy sheriffs at the Kamloops Law Courts is placing judges, lawyers and accused criminals at risk, according to the spokesman for the union representing the officers. Read more...

October 19, 2016

Local 101 & Local 2001 Stewards and Local Executive - One-Day Enhanced Stewar...

Learn more about: •    Common Grievances and Arbitration Decisions •    STIIP and LTD •    The Duty to Accommodate Injured Workers Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC) **Registration deadline is 4:30 pm on November 3, 2016** To register, please contact the Area Office at (250) 388-9948 or by emai...

October 18, 2016

Oxfam Canada launches new campaign for gender equality

Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged. The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women. In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.  In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...

October 14, 2016

Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 07 - BC Fede...

The “Occupational Health” course will be offered at the Okanagan area office in Kelowna on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be delivered by a facilitator from the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre. Health hazards are not as obvious and apparent as safety hazards in the workplace and as such often don’t receive proper attention and resources co...

October 07, 2016

BCGEU makes budget submission to Finance Committee

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith made a presentation to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Governnment Services today, outlining the union’s priorities for the upcoming provincial budget. Smith noted that it’s time to chart a different course in British Columbia and urged the government to take steps to accomplish three main objectives – quality jobs for all British Columbians; r...