Component 1 includes members who work as Correctional Officers in provincial prisons and as Deputy Sheriffs for the B.C. Sheriff Services.


2020 BCGEU scholarships

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 BCGEU scholarships. Our annual scholarship programme of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members. Download the poster here.  Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and ...

February 04, 2020

BCGEU highlights need for CO safety in meeting with Minister of Public Safety...

On January 31, 2020, your union – represented by Component 1 vice-president, Dean Purdy, BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, and Component 1 executive first vice-chair Brandon Cox – met with Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, as well as the assistant deputy minister (ADM) and provincial director of the Corrections Branch, Elenore Arend and Stephanie Macpherson. Durin...

February 04, 2020

Kelowna Area Office Closure-Feb 4 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Kelowna Area Office has closed for the remainder of Tuesday, February 4. The office plans to reopen, February 5, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in the Okanagan (Area 07) and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies at the site can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877. UWU/MoveUP

January 30, 2020

Update on meeting with government - BCGEU

This week our union met with Attorney General David Eby and Assistant Deputy Minister of the Court Services Branch, Lynda Cavanaugh to discuss ongoing sheriff's issues in Component 1.Both are supportive of the extension of the work week from 35 to 40 hours, particularly as a partial solution to attrition. However, it was acknowledged that while the rate dropped to 3% in 2018-2019 from 18% in 20...

January 28, 2020

Extension for 40-hour work week vote - BCGEU

The timeframe for members to vote on the 40 hour work week has been extended to February 24, 2020 for both Corrections and Sheriffs. The committee for youth custody is still in the process of developing the proposals and further updates will be forwarded as information comes available.If you have any questions please contact your shop steward or local executive. Download PDF of notice here. U...

January 27, 2020

Local 101 Union meeting - January 27, 2020 - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Correctional & Sheriff ServicesLOCAL: 101DATE: Monday January 27, 2020TIME: Local Executive Meeting – 5 p.m. start time General Meeting – 6 p.m. start timePLACE: 2994 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC - Auditorium ** Please utilize our back parking lot off of Burnside Road – Ring buzzer to be let in **  AGENDA Corrections & Sheriffs 40 Hour Work Week voting Elect Delegates to BCG...

January 24, 2020

Local 0111/12/10/06 Members - Nomination results - BCGEU

The Local 0111/12/10/06 Executive nomination period closed on January 23, 2020. Your Local Executives are: ·     Chair Andrew Stevens ·     1st Vice Chair William Morrison ·     2nd Vice Chair Grant Stubley ·     Recording Secretary Theo Bolstad ·     Member-At-Large Nicholas Straughan ·     Member-At-Large James Brown ·     Member-At-Large Daljit Bains...

January 21, 2020

Local 0111/12/10/06 nomination received for a vacant position - BCGEU

A nomination was received for the vacant 1st Vice Chair position on your Local Executive. This is to inform you that the nomination period for the above‑mentioned position will close on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm. The Local Executives are:  Chair Andrew Stevens 1st Vice Chair Nomination Received 2nd Vice Chair Grant Stubley Recording Secretary Theo Bolstad Member-At-Large Nicholas St...

January 18, 2020

UPDATE - FRCC Arbitration - BCGEU

As you are aware, the BCGEU has been involved in two years of arbitration over the dismissal and discipline of a number of your Component 1 colleagues from Fraser Regional Correctional Centre involving allegations of use of excessive force and failing to exercise supervisory responsibilities during a Code Yellow. Yesterday the Arbitrator rendered his bottom-line decision and upheld the dismissa...