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


February 13, 2019

Article: Behind Bars - OHS Canada - BCGEU

Behind Bars - OHS Canada (feat. Component 1 VP Dean Purdy) An increase in reported inmate-on-staff violence in Ontario's correctional institutions has led to the release of a report by the province's independent corrections adviser in December 2018, offering 42 recommendations aimed at making jails safer. But correctional violence is not unique to Ontario - it is a nationwide problem. Last year...

February 12, 2019

BCGEU Office Closures - Feb 12 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the following BCGEU offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 12: Headquarters (Burnaby) Victoria Area Office (Area 01 - Victoria) North Island Area Office (Area 02 - Nanaimo) Lower Mainland Area Office (Area 03 - Vancouver) Fraser Valley Area Office (Area 04 - Langley) Any further updates will be made on this website. If you are a BCGEU member and need emergency s...

February 08, 2019

Stabbing latest act of violence at Wilkinson Road jail - BCGEU

A recent string of violent inmate-on-inmate confrontations at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre has union leader Dean Purdy calling for preventive action. "Violence levels are on the rise," Purdy said. "Assaults on correctional officers have risen in 2018 and this is something that is a concern for us." Read full articleUWU/MoveUP

February 08, 2019

Benefit Changes for Public Service - BCGEU

Newly bargained benefit increases come into effect in April As part of the recently ratified public service agreement, the BCGEU is pleased to announce that a number of hard-fought gains to member health and welfare benefits will come into effect on April 1, 2019. These benefit increases represent an improvement for union members. Some of the main improvements include: Coordination of benefit...

January 29, 2019

Local 107 Executive - Update - BCGEU

Further to the call for nominations, please be advised a nomination has been received for the position of 2nd Vice chair. Your local executive is as follows:    Local chairperson: Scott Cudney 1st Vice chair: Wayne Williams 2nd Vice chair: Victoria Jackson Treasurer: Attila Siska Recording secretary: Vacant Member-at-large (Sheriff's representative): Gordon Dodds Member-at-large (Women's Repres...

January 23, 2019

Union sends letter to Attorney General, David Eby, reaffirming support for th...

In October 2018, BCGEU Component 1 Vice President, Dean Purdy and Director of Negotiations, Doug Dykens, met with Attorney General, David Eby, to discuss the ongoing work of the Sheriffs 40 work week committee and changes to expand the role of Sheriffs to act in exigent circumstances. In support of the good work being done by the union/management committee a letter was sent to the Attorney Gene...

January 08, 2019

Expression of Interest to work at PGRCC - BCGEU

REVISED: The following is information relating to the request for extra officers to help work at PGRCC due to a shortage of staff. You work in a union shop and the information below is collective agreement language that is binding between the employer and the union. You are expected to follow these rules with regard to overtime. As a union member, you cannot agree to work for less than the lang...

December 24, 2018

Open Nominations for Local 107 Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised the following positions are open on the Local 107 Executive:   2nd Vice-Chairperson Member-at-Large (2 positions) Member-at-Large (women's representative)   Information on the roles and responsibilities of each position is attached. The deadline for nominations is: January 23, 2019If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x ...

December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices are closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 77,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed from end of business December 24, 2018 and will reopen on January 2, 2019 at 8:30am. If you are a...