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

June 07, 2018

In jail and in withdrawal: Inmates face long waits for opioid therapy in OCC ...

While a nurse was taking an inmate's blood pressure at the Okanagan Correctional Centre, the inmate grabbed a dose of methadone and ran away, according to a complaint filed by the nurse. The Western News obtained the document as part of a freedom of information request for all staff and inmate complaints about OCC's suboxone/methadone programs - often called opioid agonist therapy (OAT). Accord...

June 07, 2018

Parents stunned to learn Downtown Eastside daycare to close - BCGEU

The sudden closure of a downtown Vancouver daycare centre has upset parents and raised questions about the timing of the decision. Angela Giannoulis, whose three-year-old son Nikolas has been attending the Phil Bouvier Centre for two years, says the idea of a closure is heartbreaking. "The relief to know that while you are at work your child is being lovingly cared for … and to think that's bei...

June 07, 2018

Parents raise questions after daycare's decision to close - BCGEU

Parents and union officials are raising questions about a prominent East Vancouver daycare's decision to close its doors just days after its workers applied to join a union. The Vancouver Native Health Society, which runs the Phil Bouvier Family Centre daycare, sent a letter Monday citing "problems and hardships" for the closure. "As a not-for-profit society, there is only so much we can do wit...

June 04, 2018

Nanaimo Court Services - Administation (Local 1202) and Deputy Sheriffs (Loca...

Local Executive Members of 102 and 1202 will be coming to visit BCGEU members at Nanaimo Court House.  The BCGEU will be parking the BCGEU RV at the front of the court house and cooking lunch for all members at the court house.Come on out for some lunch!  Executive members will also be visiting inside the building between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.We know there are concerns and issue...

June 04, 2018

Public service bargaining continues into fifth week - BCGEU

UPDATE #4 The BCGEU is entering the fifth week of public service bargaining with the B.C. Government, following a full month of negotiations that continued late into last weekend.    "All issues are on the table during this round of bargaining," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We worked late into the weekend and we continue to move forward with negotiations on behalf of our members."   N...

June 01, 2018

Local 104 Surrey Pretrial Services Centre Steward Election - BCGEU

During the Triennial Steward Elections that occurred last fall no nominations were received from Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. Therefore, the Local has decided to formerly hold steward nominations (and potentially elections) at SPSC.  This means that if you are currently a steward you will be end dated if you do not run again, or are unsuccessful in an election. This election does not includ...

May 31, 2018

Local 107 Executive - Updated - BCGEU

Please be advised a nomination has been received for the position of Treasurer. Your Local Executive is as follows:   Local Chairperson: Scott Cudney1st Vice Chair: Wayne Williams2nd Vice Chair: Cherisse SaulTreasurer: Attila SiskaRecording Secretary: Victoria JacksonMember-at-Large: Joshua HiltzMember-at-Large: Gordon DoddsMember-at-Large: VacantMember-at-Large: Vacant   In accordance to the P...

May 30, 2018

‘Public safety occupation’ status for deputy sheriffs and conservation office...

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has denied the second joint application from the BCGEU and the B.C. Government to designate deputy sheriff and conservation officer classifications as 'public safety occupations' for the purposes of early retirement under the federal Income Tax Act.   The CRA decision is deeply disappointing to the BCGEU, which submitted a comprehensive joint submission with the...

May 29, 2018

Executive donation to Red Cross for flood relief - BCGEU

From April through June 2017, catastrophic flooding devastated parts of the Okanagan, Kootenay and Shuswap regions forcing thousands of British Columbians from their homes. According to the BC Flood and Wildfire Review released last month, the estimated cost of flood response in 2017 was more than $73 million. Just a year later, while many families and communities are still dealing with the aft...

May 25, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fle...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds today's announcement by the provincial government that it will build 1,500 new supportive housing units throughout the province for women and children fleeing violence. Over the next 10 years, government will invest $734 million to build this much-needed housing which includes transition houses, safe homes, second-stage and long-te...

May 25, 2018

BCGEU wins Hours of Work dispute at Kamloops Regional Corrections Centre - BCGEU

  Hours of Work Umpire Christopher Sullivan has agreed with the BCGEU position and dismissed the employer's application to adjust the hours of work schedule for staff at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre. The Employer sought to replace the current 5.5 shift Pattern #38 with Pattern #40 in Appendix C of the Correctional and Sheriff Services Component Agreement, which would have been ref...

May 24, 2018

BCGEU says 2017 was a record breaker for assaults at the Kamloops Regional C...

2017 was a record year for assaults against guards at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre. According to Dean Purdy, the Corrections Component Chair for the B.C Government Employees Union, there were 20 assaults last year compared to 16 in 2016.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 23, 2018

REVISED - Election Results for Chairperson of Local 107 Executive - BCGEU

The election process for the position of Chairperson for your Local Executive closed on May 17, 2018, and the ballot count took place on May 18, 2018. Here is the result of the election and the members of your current Local 107 Executive: Local Chairperson: Scott Cudney 1st Vice Chair: Wayne Williams 2nd Vice Chair: Cherisse Saul Treasurer: Vacant Recording Secretary: Victoria Jackson Member-at...

May 22, 2018

Election Results for Chairperson of Local 107 Executive - BCGEU

The election process for the position of Chairperson for your Local Executive closed on May 17, 2018, and the ballot count took place on May 18, 2018. Here is the result of the election and the members of your current Local 107 Executive:    Local Chairperson: Scott Cudney1st Vice Chair: Wayne Williams2nd Vice Chair: Cherisse SaulTreasurer: VacantRecording Secretary: VacantMember-at-Large: Josh...