BCGEU convenes team to develop campaign on workplace safety

BCGEU/NUPGE again takes the lead on fighting for workplace safety for corrections and sherriff services members.

Vancouver (26 Aug. 2015) — The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) is coordinating a team to develop a campaign to address issues facing correctional and sherriff services members across the province. 

Campaign team organizes to address workplace issues for members in corrections and sheriff services

A resolution passed at the BCGEU/NUPGE Convention in 2014 highlighted the issues of violence in the workplace, officer-to-inmate ratios and the need for changes to the Workers' Compensation Board regulations. 

The BCGEU/NUPGE has been pressing the provincial government to make the necessary changes that will keep members safe from violence at work and to give the Workers' Compensation Board the ability to write orders to address hazards faced on the job.

The campaign team will include

  • Vice-President & Chair, Component 1 — Dean Purdy
  • Local 103 Chairperson — Brian Campbell
  • Local 105 Chairperson — Tony Tessari
  • Research and Campaigns   Keith Cameron
  • Communications — Evan Stewart
  • Occupational Health and Safety   Sheila Moir and Brandon Thistle
  • Component staff representative   Mike Eso


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 360,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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