B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

December 06, 2019

Update on Fraser Regional Correctional Centre Arbitration - BCGEU

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...

November 28, 2019

Listen now: BCGEU's Dean Purdy interview on rise of violence in B.C. prisons ...

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 ...

November 18, 2019

'Something needs to change': B.C. jail violence alarms outnumbered guards -...

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

November 18, 2019

Update: Union protests rising violence in B.C. prisons - BCGEU

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. Read the full article here   UWU/MoveUP

November 12, 2019

Rally Against Prison Violence – Show your support - BCGEU

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...

October 30, 2019

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

The Local 0111/12/10/06 Executive nomination period closed on October 24, 2019. Your Local Executives are:  Chair  Andrew Stevens  1st Vice Chair  VACANT  2nd Vice Chair  Grant Stubley  Recording Secretary  Theo Bolstad  Member-At-Large  Nicholas Straughan  Member-At-Large  James Brown  Member-At-Large  Daljit Bains  Member-At-Large  Ray Campbell  Member-At-Large...

October 28, 2019

BC Auditor General slams BC Sheriff Services’ recruitment and retention plan ...

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...

October 18, 2019

Local 101 Executive and General Meeting - Oct 2019 - BCGEU

Local 101 - Corrections and Sheriff Services - of the BCGEU will be holding an executive and general meeting on October 29, 2019 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Local Executive Meeting – 5 p.m. General Meeting – 6 p.m. 2994 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC - Auditorium (Please utilize our back parking lot off of Burnside Road – Ring buzzer to be let in)   AGENDA Component: Ongoing issues and updat...

October 17, 2019

Local 107 Executive - BCGEU

Further to the call for nominations, please be advised your local executive is as follows: Local chairperson: Scott Cudney 1st Vice chair: Wayne Williams 2nd Vice chair: Victoria Jackson Treasurer: Brandon Roenitz Recording secretary: Vacant Member-at-large: Mike Swanson Member-at-large: Kyle McVicar Member-at-large (Sheriff's rep): Gordon Dodds Member-at-large (Women's representative): Jadrank...