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.

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March 05, 2018

Dissecting OCC as a P3 - Part 4 - BCGEU

Editor's note: This is the final part – for now – in a series in which we tried to unravel the complex financial underpinnings of public-private partnerships such as the ones in place for the Okanagan Correctional Centre and Penticton Regional Hospital, and determine if they are actually a good deal for taxpayers. You can read Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here. VANCOUVER – Companies that...

March 02, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the BC NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the BC Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and programs t...

March 02, 2018

Local 0111-12-10-06 - BCGEU

  DATE:      Wednesday, March 28, 2018TIME:      3:30 pmPLACE:    Diane L Wood Union Centre              Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU              500 Quebec St, Prince George AGENDA • Bargaining Proposals• Component Meeting Update• Social Media• STIIP (Questions & Answers)   Everyone welcome to attend!! NOTE for Local 0111/12/10/06 Members in Outlying Areas: If you wish to join t...

March 02, 2018

BCGEU Submission on Electoral Reform Referendum - BCGEU

When the B.C. Government announced plans to hold a province-wide referendum on the question of electoral reform, they invited input from citizens and organizations to help shape the way we vote. The response from British Columbians was immense, with over eighty-eight thousand submissions made to the Attorney General. This represents the largest public participation in a consultation in the hist...

March 02, 2018

Local 0111-12-10-06 - Nominations for Vacant Positions for your Local Executi...

Nominations are now open for the following vacant positions on the local executive: • 2nd Vice Chair VACANT• Member-At-Large (3 Positions) VACANT• Member-At-Large (SHERIFFS) VACANT• Member-At-Large (PGYCC) VACANT The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached and available from your area office. The nominations will be open from: Tuesday, ...

March 01, 2018

March is Community Social Service Awareness Month - BCGEU

There isn't a family in B.C. that hasn't received support, or knows someone who's received support, from a Community Social Service (CSS) worker. Every day, they make sure some of our most vulnerable citizens are safe and cared for, and this is why the BC Government Services and Employees' Union (BCGEU) asked the Province of British Columbia once again to proclaim March as Community Social Serv...

March 01, 2018

Dissecting OCC as a P3 - Part 3 - BCGEU

Editor's note: This is the third in what's expected to be at least a four-part series in which we try to unravel the complex financial underpinnings of public-private partnerships such as the ones in place for the Okanagan Correctional Centre and Penticton Regional Hospital, and determine if they are actually a good deal for taxpayers. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. VANCOUVER – Order...

March 01, 2018

Dissecting OCC as a P3 - Part 2 - BCGEU

Editor's note: This is the second in what's expected to be at least a four-part series in which we try to unravel the complex financial underpinnings of public-private partnerships such as the ones in place for the Okanagan Correctional Centre and Penticton Regional Hospital, and determine if they are actually a good deal for taxpayers. You can find Part 1 here. The main document accompanying l...

February 28, 2018

BCGEU supports Pink Shirt Day 2018 campaign - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) joined hundreds this morning in downtown Vancouver at the CKNW Kids' Fund 2018 Pink Shirt Day rally. This annual campaign to end bullying spreads awareness and raises funds to support programs that foster children's healthy self-esteem with this year's focus on cyberbullying. "Bullying continues to be a problem whether in our schools, at wo...

February 27, 2018

Dissecting OCC as a P3 - Part 1 - BCGEU

Editor's note: Welcome to the first in what will be at least a four-part series in which we try to unravel the complex financial underpinnings of public-private partnerships such as the ones in place for the Okanagan Correctional Centre and Penticton Regional Hospital, and determine if they are actually a good deal for taxpayers. Construction of the Okanagan Correctional Centre near Oliver only...

February 26, 2018

Local 103 North Fraser Pretrial Centre - Stewards Nomination - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for eight (8) positions for stewards at your worksite and, will close Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. All stewards are provided 3 days paid training at the Union office, and receive support from their staff representative to fulfill their duties. Some of the roles of a steward ar...

February 26, 2018

Local 103 New Westminster Courthouse Steward Nomination - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for one (1) position for a steward at your worksite and, will close Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. All stewards are provided 3 days paid training at the Union office, and receive support from their staff representative to fulfill their duties. Some of the roles of a steward are:...

February 26, 2018

BC BUDGET: NDP hope to nix court delays with $15 million cash influx - BCGEU

Multi-year court delays could be done as the government pledges $15 million to hire more sheriffs and admin staff in the 2018 budget. The province has struggled with a sheriff shortage for years and the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said that between 2012 and 2016, at least 20 sheriffs left for higher-paid jobs.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

February 23, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – A five-person panel will discuss Greater Vancouver's housing crisis and hear stories and ideas for solutions from the public.  The panel includes:  Adriane Carr – Vancouver City Council MemberTesicca Truong – Generation SqueezeHarpinder Sandhu – Co-author of the report Building an Affordable B.C.; CUPE 1767 memberKari Michaels – BCGEU Executive Vice PresidentPaul Finch – BCGEU Treas...

February 22, 2018

BCGEU rally against prison violence

DATE:            Friday, February 23, 2018 TIME:            11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. LOCATION:    Fraser Regional Correctional Centre: 13777 256 St, Maple Ridge BACKGROUND: Correctional officers will be protesting outside of the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre (FRCC) to bring attention to the rapidly increasing incidents of violence against correctional officers. Correctional officers (CO) wo...

February 22, 2018

B.C. government hopes $15 million for more sheriffs will address court delays...

In a $55-billion budget, $5 million may not look like much.  But the B.C. government is hoping the infusion of that amount every year for three years will go a long way toward addressing wait times in courthouses, by increasing the number of court sheriffs and staffing of the Court Services Branch.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

February 21, 2018

Government must take bolder action on speculation tax - BCGEU

February 21, 2018BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to see the B.C. NDP government's newly released 30-point housing plan which proposes significant steps towards addressing the province's housing affordability crisis. This plan includes measures, many of which the BCGEU has been calling for, like introducing a progressive property transfer tax surcharge...