B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

January 03, 2018

Nomination for Local 103 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:  Chairperson 1 position 1st Vice Chairperson 1 position 2nd Vice Chairperson 1 position Treasurer 1 position Recording Secretary 1 position Member-at-Large 6 positions Member-at-Large (Young Worker – Age 29 & Under) 1 position The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each off...

December 18, 2017

Local 101 Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: Local Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Recording Secretary Member at Large, Youth Custody Member at Large, Sheriff's Member at Large, VIRCC Member at Large, Open Women's Representative The term is for three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from...

December 11, 2017

BC Corrections report sheds light on good, bad and ugly at Okanagan Correctio...

Despite the latest technology and surveillance, violence and contraband will always find their way inside a prison. And the correctional centre in Oliver is no exception.   Read more...

December 11, 2017

Data shows violence, contraband in Oliver prison - BCGEU

Despite the latest technology and surveillance, violence and contraband will always find their way inside a prison. And the correctional centre in Oliver is no exception.   Read more...

November 09, 2017

BCGEU out of gate early with public service bargaining conferences - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is ramping up pre-bargaining efforts by conducting bargaining conferences this week, even though most collective agreements aren't set to expire until 2019. Delegates from across the province gathered in Vancouver to hammer out bargaining priorities for upcoming negotiations, which are expected to take place in the new year. "...

November 09, 2017

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) announced for 2018 - BCGEU

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) announced for 2018 The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2018. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations. Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.4 per cent increase, which amounts to $0.1212 per hour. The ESD was negotiated in collective agreements c...

November 07, 2017

Statement re: fallen Abbotsford police officer Const. John Davidson - BCGEU

We extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of the Abbotsford Police Department police officer who was killed in the line of duty yesterday while trying to arrest a suspect in Abbotsford. Today, the Abbotsford Police Department issued a news release stating that they "lost an amazing colleague and friend who died in the line of duty. Our community lo...

October 20, 2017

President's statement on death of correctional officer Kellie Shand - BCGEU

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kellie Shand, a long-time BCGEU member, who tragically died while on shift as a correctional officer at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC). This is a terrible tragedy for not only our Corrections and Sheriffs component, but for our entire union. In his 22-year career as a correctional officer, Kellie was a committed and experienced profes...

October 19, 2017

B.C. jails now using body scanners to keep drugs out - BCGEU

Body scanners are now being used in four B.C. correctional facilities to prevent inmates from smuggling drugs. The equipment is a part of a pilot project aimed at keeping inmates away from contraband substances like fentanyl, and to protect corrections officers from being exposed to drugs during pat downs.   Read more...