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


December 18, 2019

NUPGE sends research on mental injury to 3 new federal ministers - BCGEU

The letter sent provided a summary of the research on mental injury and requested a meeting to explore what role the federal government might play in improving the situation for justice workers who experience mental injury. Read full article here. UWU/MoveUP

December 09, 2019

Save the date - Convention 2020 - BCGEU

The 51st Constitutional Convention of the BCGEU will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020. The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St, Vancouver. If you are interested in attending convention as a delegate representing your components or submitting a resolution to convention, please contact your local chair - if you do not know who this person ...

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...