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

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 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...

May 15, 2018

Remember Your Right To Refuse Unsafe Work - BCGEU

The BCGEU OHS department would like to remind our members of their right to refuse unsafe work. Right to Refuse Unsafe Work  All workers in our province are entitled to exercise their four basic rights when it comes to Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace. BCGEU members all need to be aware of their rights when performing the tasks and duties of their occupation. Knowing these rights...

May 07, 2018

Correcting the Okanagan Correctional - BCGEU

Issues at the Okanagan Correctional Centre have largely not been unique to that jail. Typically, those issues have been escalated examples of the issues facing corrections at large. Even when there have been issues more unique to the jail - allegations that the jail used administrative segregation as overflow for protective custody inmates, for instance - the issue appears to derive from the sa...

May 04, 2018

New charges for Ighani - BCGEU

An infamous prisoner at the Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver is now accused of assaulting a female corrections officer. Afshin Ighani, 45, is accused of assaulting a female peace officer on March 14, according to court documents. The BC Government Employees Union declined to comment on the incident.      Read more... UWU/MoveUP