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


July 27, 2018

Component 1 violence and safety proposal - BCGEU

Following a recent serious assault on a female correctional supervisor two weeks ago at the Surrey Pre-Trial Services Centre (SPSC), Component 1 vice president Dean Purdy, along with Local 104 chair and Component 1 first vice chair met with the SPSC warden to discuss necessary changes to curb violence in provincial jails. This follows a meeting with the Minister of Public Safety & Solicitor...

July 26, 2018

Prisons wary of drones - BCGEU

BC Corrections is working towards having the airspace above prisons classified as restricted much like airports and border crossings, as drones become an increasingly viable way to sneak contraband behind bars. Email records released to Castanet News through a freedom-of-information request reveal internal discussions related to keeping drones away from prison walls.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 13, 2018

Surrey Pretrial management must act on recommendations from frontline officer...

As violence at correctional centres across B.C. continues to escalate, a recent incident at a Surrey correctional centre demonstrates once again the need for management to take seriously staff concerns over safety, and for WorkSafeBC to better address unsafe working conditions and violence in prisons.  On Tuesday July 10th an attack took place against a correctional supervisor at Surrey Pretria...

June 29, 2018

Local 102 General Membership Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Corrections & Sheriff Services  LOCAL: 102 General MembershipDATE: July 9, 2018TIME: 6 pmPLACE: 106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo in the Departure Bay Room  AGENDA Local related information session Local Q & A – Focus on Component 1 tentative agreement reached  Please note that this meeting does not replace or duplicate the ratification meetings being held by the bargaining ...