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 19, 2017

$10-a-day child care would boost B.C. economy in 3 years, report suggests

A $10-a-day child care plan in B.C. would start paying itself off in three years, according to a new report.   Read More...

January 17, 2017

Welcome! First inmates arrive at Okanagan Correctional Centre

Penticton man Taylor Mcfadyen had the dubious distinction Monday of being the first person sentenced by a local judge to serve time at the new Okanagan Correctional Centre.   Read more...

January 13, 2017

Chilliwack volunteers sought for ambitious project to interview every senior ...

Older people living in long-term care homes are often overlooked, forgotten behind the walls. An ambitious project taken on by the province's Office of the Seniors Advocate aims to change that by interviewing all 27,000 residents in 303 care homes across the province. Read More...

January 11, 2017

Local 105 By-Election Results

To:  All BCGEU Local 105 Members Re:  Local 105 By-Election Results Results of the recent Local 105 Executive By-Election are as follows:                    Mike Cheeseborough was acclaimed as Recording Secretary.                    Mike Watson was acclaimed as Treasurer.                    William Morrison was acclaimed as Member-at-Large. Congratulations Mike, Mike, and William and welco...

January 10, 2017

Metro Vancouver seniors' care workers face more struggles with icy streets

Volunteers and homecare workers are bracing for another tough week caring for the city's homebound seniors as temperatures are predicted to drop again Monday night.   Read more...

January 10, 2017

Icy road conditions are posing a danger to home care workers

BURNABY (NEWS1130) - Worries about injuries to homecare workers have increased dramatically in the past month as a result of icy road conditions. Read more...

January 10, 2017

Convention 2017: Guidelines for FT Officer and Exec VP Candidates' Election C...

1. No funds or assistance in kind will be contributed from the Union, Components, Locals or Cross Component Committees other than that specified in the guidelines. There will be no Component hospitality suites during Convention. 2. Declared candidates will have an opportunity to have a picture and a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words in a special election issue of The Provincial....

January 04, 2017

160 Years on the job protecting our courts and the public

BCGEU acknowledges the vital work that of members in Sheriff Services, the province’s oldest law enforcement agency.  In 1857 Governor James Douglas appointed Andrew Muir as the province’s first Peace Officer for the colony of Vancouver Island.  In 1974, the province consolidated County Sheriffs and brought them under the Ministry of the Attorney General.  Sheriffs are a familiar in the court...