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

Apr 8, 2014

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

Jan 6, 2014

The BCGEU is holding information sessions across the province to discuss the tentative 17th Master Agreement for members in the public service.

Dec 11, 2013

The Public Service Master Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement for the over 25,000 union members working in the public service across the province.


Component News

Aug 28, 2014

In 2011 the BCGEU settled a policy grievance concerning the denial of STIIP claims.  The settlement resolved two issues that were problematic for members.

Aug 27, 2014

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith's 2014 Labour Day message talks about the value of working together to improve the lives of all Canadians.

Aug 27, 2014

BC Government and Service Employees' Union President Stephanie Smith and Treasurer Paul Finch participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge where they pledge to personally donate to the cause.


Media Coverage

Aug 1, 2014

B.C.’s minister of children and family development told the legislature in March that there were no plans to close any youth jails, even though she knew officials had been preparing for months to s

Jul 17, 2014

The Ministry of Children and Family Development is creating a five-member community support and transport team to provide intensive supervision to youths in Greater Victoria.

Jun 19, 2014

The Victoria youth jail was more than 80 per cent full on the weekend, with 20 youths held in custody — including a teenage girl whom Victoria police refused to keep in their lock-up.


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