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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February 02, 2018

Component 1 Executive meets with Corrections Branch & Senior Provincial Cro...

Concerned members from your Component 1 Executive met with the Corrections Branch as well as senior Provincial Crown Counsel in Victoria. We discussed victim and community impact statements and the need to provide messaging on consistent and harsher sentencing when correctional officers are assaulted on the workplace. This meeting comes on the heels of two brutal staff assaults where one correc...

February 02, 2018

BCGEU presses budget priorities in letter to B.C. Finance Minister - BCGEU

As the new NDP government prepares to introduce their first full budget on February 20, the BCGEU used the opportunity to restate our union's budget priorities in a letter to B.C.   Finance Minister Carole James:   Dear Minister, Re Priorities for the upcoming B.C. Budget 2018/2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our members' observations and priorities in the lead-up to B.C. Budget 2018...

February 01, 2018

Area 07 2018 Free Skate - BCGEU

FREE PUBLIC SKATE Every year, the Cross Component Committee (CCC) of the BCGEU is pleased to celebrate the BC Family Day with free public skates throughout the Okanagan. Here are the locations, dates and times for this year: Sunday, Feb. 11thHassen Memorial Arena3315 Pleasant Valley RdArmstrong3:45pm - 5:45pm Sunday, Feb. 11thJim Lind Arena2760 Cameron RdWest Kelowna1:30pm – 4:00pm Monday, Feb....

February 01, 2018

BCGEU remembers Lorraine Logan - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorraine Logan who passed away on January 23, 2018. An activist through and through, and right up until the end, she was a champion of workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights and seniors' rights. Lorraine Logan grew up in Vancouver. Her family was smal...

January 31, 2018

Read the Winter 2018 issue of The Steward - BCGEU

In this issue, we look at a variety of topics to keep you up-to-date on issues that could affect your workplace, and the members you represent. Topics include the duty to accommodate and how it may arise through discrimination based on disability or family status; the employer's legal duty to protect members from harassment on the employer's social media platforms; the employee's duty to mitiga...

January 26, 2018

BCGEU Submission to Review of Professional Reliance - BCGEU

The government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. The day-to-day work of thousands of BCGEU members is shaped by this regulatory model, and many of our members have raised the alarm about its shortcomings.  In its present form, the professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading in some cases to the misman...

January 26, 2018

BC Corrections officer attacked by inmate amid calls for better safety for gu...

Another B.C. Corrections officer has been violently attacked by an inmate in the second incident this month. The latest incident took place last Saturday evening at the North Fraser Pre-trial Center in Port Coquitlam.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

January 23, 2018

Local 1004 Election Results - BCGEU

The following members were acclaimed: Chair  Rory Smith First Vice Chair  Darren Feltren Second Vice Chair  vacant Treasurer  Keith Szaloki Recording Secretary  Chris Todd Member-at-large  Rob Isbister Member-at-large  Kevin Araki Member-at-large  vacant Member-at-large: Young Worker  vacant Congratulations to the Executive. Download PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

January 23, 2018

L101 Local Executive Announcement - BCGEU

Further to our call for nominations for Local 101 Executive, we are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed: Dean Purdy, Chairperson Trace Bilawchuk, First-Vice Chairperson Nick Robinson, Second-Vice Chairperson Gord Brighton, Recording Secretary Michelle Webster, Women's Representative Duncan McAndrew, Member at Large, Sheriff's James Klein, Member at Large, Open Er...

January 18, 2018

Local 105 Bargaining Resolutions & Meeting Notice - BCGEU

COMPONENT:   Corrections & Sheriff Services           LOCAL:   105             DATE:   Wednesday, February 7, 2018            TIME:    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.          PLACE:   BCGEU Kamloops Area Office                         158 Oriole Road (back entrance)                         Kamloops, BC V2C 4N7 EVERYONE WELCOME! If attending, please RSVP to Kristina.hayes@gov.bc.ca by February 6, 2018 for...