COMPONENT 1 - CORRECTIONS & SHERIFF SERVICES

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

NEWS & UPDATES

August 17, 2017

Federal prisons need to be on a tight leash - BCGEU

Correctional Service Canada quietly removed caged-in exercise pens at the isolation unit of a federal prison in Alberta over the weekend. Good. Dismantling the structures, which were better suited to dog kennels than prisons, is the correct decision. Full credit is due to CSC management for making it – with a caveat.   Read more...

July 20, 2017

Join us! BCGEU member’s Walk for PTSD Awareness ends Friday at BC Legislature...

Robert Gagnon is a man on a mission. The 44-year-old B.C. corrections officer and Canadian veteran began his Walk to Raise Awareness for Veterans and First Responders with PTSD in Prince George on June 28, and will end his walk on the front steps of the B.C. Legislature in Victoria tomorrow, Friday July 21. Robert's estimated arrival at the Legislature is 3:00 p.m. We encourage BCGEU members i...

July 06, 2017

Component 1 executive keeps pressure on WCB - BCGEU

Last Friday, Dean Purdy, Vice President, Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 and Component Executive members Brian Campbell and Brandon Cox once again met with senior Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) officials in their second meeting since January. Your union raised a variety of issues and concerns including the need to lower officer-to-inmate ratios, a review of the latest prison vio...