To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
The letter sent provided a summary of the research on mental injury and requested a meeting to explore what role the federal government might play in improving the situation for justice workers who experience mental injury.
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The 51st Constitutional Convention of the BCGEU will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020. The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St, Vancouver.
If you are interested in attending convention as a delegate representing your components or submitting a resolution to convention, please contact your local chair - if you do not know who this person ...
The evidence in the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre (FRCC) arbitration of five (originally seven) of our members is ending next week in Vancouver. These members were dismissed due to an alleged use of force violation. A number of outstanding disciplinary grievances remain with respect to other affected members. So does a complaint regarding the nature of the investigation and the disciplina...
Component 1 vice-president, Dean Purdy, gave a detailed interview to CFAX 1070 on Monday, October 7, 2019 about the crisis of rising violence in B.C. prisons including inmate violence against corrections officers. Listen to the interview here.
Media attention about the crisis has been growing since the start of the second phase of our Prison Safety Now campaign. To date, five rallies have been ...
Staff at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women gathered Thursday to protest working conditions that allow one guard to work alone in a living unit with 48 inmates. Read full article here UWU/MoveUP
A handful of correctional officers from the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women grabbed lunch outside the prison on Thursday during a noon-hour rally to draw attention to the ongoing violence in their workplace.
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When: Thursday, November 14, 2019Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Where: Alouette Correctional Centre for Women: 24800 Alouette Rd, Maple Ridge
Members of Component 1 are invited to come out to the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in support of the continued efforts of your component in the fight for safer working conditions in B.C.'s prisons. Violence towards correctional officers has been on...
The Local 0111/12/10/06 Executive nomination period closed on October 24, 2019.
Your Local Executives are:
1st Vice Chair
2nd Vice Chair
The BC Auditor General's latest report reveals that BC Sheriff Services (BCSS) does not have an adequate plan in place to recruit, retain and train its staff.
The audit was performed due to chronic short staffing of sheriffs in BC's courts, and confirmed your union's ongoing concerns about retention being a critical issue. The report indicated that between 2012 and 2017, the BCSS lost more staf...