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

August 24, 2016

Inmate access to clean needles draws debate in B.C.

The availability of illicit drugs in B.C. prisons underscores the need for needle exchanges to curb the transmission of blood-borne illnesses behind bars, civil-liberties advocates say, but correctional staff are strongly opposed to the idea, arguing that the increased availability of clean needles could do more harm than good. Read more...

August 22, 2016

BCGEU expresses condolences on loss of Prince George Corrections Officer

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union expressed its condolences on the passing of Elaine Laite, a Prince George Regional Correctional Centre corrections supervisor who died on the weekend following a motorcycle accident. “We are saddened to hear about the loss of Elaine, who served British Columbians as a corrections officer in Prince George,” said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. “...

August 18, 2016

Corrections and Sheriff Services- Local Executive By-Election Results

I am pleased to announce the elected members of the Local 103 By-Election for the following positions: Brad Stewart, Second Vice-Chair Michael Hamze, Member-At-Large The Local Executive wishes to convey their thanks and appreciation to the members who participated in casting their votes and to the successfully elected members for their contributions to the local. In solidarity Jackie Mc...

August 18, 2016

Public Service Pension Plan - Fall 2016 Member Seminars

An update from the BC Pension Corporation: The fall schedule for the Public Service Pension Plan free member seminars is now posted on the pspp.pensionsbc.ca website with seminars offered across BC.   Seminars Your Pension, Your Future It is important for new and mid-career employees to know how decisions made today can affect your retirement pension in the years to come. In this seminar, Y...

August 16, 2016

OH&S Committee Changes

Improving the Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Committees   Public hearings have been scheduled by Worksafe BC on proposed regulatory changes, including proposed changes to joint health and safety committees.   New sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation related to joint committees are: 3.26, Rights and Responsibilities, evaluation for joint committees 3.2...

August 12, 2016

Local 104 meeting

DATE: Thursday, August 18, 2016 TIME: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm General Meeting PLACE: Surrey Court House,              2nd Boardroom          AGENDA Local 104 Chairperson, Brandon Cox and Staff Representative, Cheryl Prowse will be attending your worksite. Please feel free to drop in and discuss any issues or concerns your may have. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

August 09, 2016

Kash Heed interview -- Violence in BC Corrections system

Listen to BCGEU Treasurer Paul Finch discuss violence and staffing at B.C. prisons on the Kash Heed Show - August 9, 2016

August 05, 2016

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Members - Refuse Unsafe Work

BCGEU members that work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam continue to face unacceptable levels of violence and risk of serious injury. Our members were directed by the employer to release patients from seclusion rooms in spite of contrary advice by the care team. The patients were secluded due to incidents of violence against other patients and workers. They were still exhibitin...

August 04, 2016

Sheriff Services – Nanaimo Court House nominations for shop steward (1 position)

Nominations are now open for 1 positon for shop steward at Sheriff Services – Nanaimo Court House. 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 problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed ...