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

April 24, 2018

BCGEU alarmed at a sky high staff turn over rate at Kamloops Regional Correct...

Correctional centre is losing guards at an alarming rate. After meeting with Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth, Corrections Component Chair Dean Purdy says the attrition rate at KRCC is 12%, nearly triple the average within government of 5%.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 23, 2018

New funds, recruits set to alleviate B.C. sheriff shortage - BCGEU

The Government of British Columbia announced new sheriff graduates, funding for more classes The provincial government announced new funding today in an attempt to calm a sheriff shortage in B.C. that has spurred court delays and dropped charges Just two weeks ago two Victoria men whose criminal charges were dropped last year because of a lack of available sheriffs were ordered back to court. R...

April 23, 2018

Isolation likely factor in drugs, rule-breaking at Okanagan jail - BCGEU

This is part four in our series, Okanagan Incorrectional, delving into the first 14 months of operations at B.C.'s newest jail. Click on the image to go to our Okanagan Incorrectional Dashboard for a full index of the series (also available at the bottom of this article) and more information about the jail. Feelings of social isolation at the Okanagan Correctional Centre may play a role in the ...

April 23, 2018

Local 0111-12-10-06 Local Executive Results - BCGEU

Congratulations to Annaka Westwick (Member-At-Large Sheriffs) on your new positons. Your Executive with the results are as follows: Chair Andrew Stevens 1st Vice Chair Andrew Seale 2nd Vice Chair Grant Stubley Recording Secretary Theo Bolstad Member-At-Large (1 Position) Nicholas Straughan Member-At-Large (1 Position) James Brown Member-At-Large (1 Positi...

April 19, 2018

Your Component 1 Executive - BCGEU

At the close of nominations at the April 12, 2018 Component meeting held in Burnaby, the following Component 1 Executive positions were acclaimed: Component Vice President Dean Purdy Local 101 First Vice-Chair Brandon Cox Local 104 Second Vice-Chair Luke Poelzer Local 104 Treasurer Shane Rush Local 102 Recording Secretary Krissie Hayes Local 105       Member at Large Andrew Steve...

April 18, 2018

Elections for Local 107 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following position of the Local 107 Executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:  Local Chairperson:   Scott Cudney Wayne Williams   Ballots are available from your stewards and mail contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the Okanagan Area Office (1064 Borden Avenue, Kelowna). Ballots are due back to the B...

April 17, 2018

Local Election Results 0111/12/10/06 - BCGEU

The election process for your Local 2nd Vice position closed on April 13, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates.   Congratulations to Grant Stubbley (2nd Vice Chair).   Your Executive with the results are as follows: Chair                                               Andrew Stevens 1st Vice Chair                      ...

April 17, 2018

More violence at B.C.’s newest jail than nearly any other - BCGEU

The third part in our ongoing series on some of the issues facing the Okanagan Correctional Centre since its opening in January 2017. Part four will come out on Friday, April 20. Between stabbings and assaults from fellow inmates and allegations of excessive use of force from staff, inmates at Okanagan Correctional Centre are more likely to face violence than just about any other jail in B.C. T...

April 13, 2018

Government to Recognize PTSD & Mental Health Claims for First Responders: Cor...

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement that first responders including Sheriffs and Correctional Officers will receive greater access to mental health support.  On Wednesday, BC Labour Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to the Workers Compensation Act. These amendments -- called a presumptive clause -- will be introduced this week and, if approved by the legislature,...