Component 1 - Corrections & Sheriff Services

The Corrections and Sheriff Services Component includes members who work as Deputy Sheriffs in B.C. Sheriff Services and as Correctional Officers at provincial prisons throughout British Columbia. 

Bargaining Updates

Nov 17, 2015

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2016. The BCGEU has also confirmed these calculations.

Apr 8, 2014

A reminder to all members who receive reimbursement for professional fees per Clause 27.26 of the 17th Master agreement.

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Component News

May 5, 2016

Please be advised that the Christopher Chester has been acclaimed as the steward at the Abbotsford courthouse.

May 5, 2016

This is to report that the BCGEU’s evidence and arguments for the benchmark reviews for Deputy Sheriffs, Sergeants and Staff Sergeants have been submitted to the arbitrator.

May 2, 2016

The BCGEU has requested a meeting with WorkSafeBC representatives to develop a plan to address the increasing number of inmate assaults on Correctional Officers in provincial prisons.

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Media Coverage

May 18, 2016

Today Dean Purdy, BCGEU vice president and chair of Corrections and Sheriff Services - Component 1, spoke with Kash Heed on Pulse 107.7 FM.

May 11, 2016

British Columbia’s children’s representative says the Victoria Youth Custody Centre is operating as a “shadow facility” for young offenders awaiting court dates, more than two years after the provi

Apr 27, 2016

Kash Heed speaks with Dean Purdy, Vice-President of Component 1 of the BCGEU, which represents Correctional and Sheriff Services employees in BC.

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