Instead of acknowledging the flaws in the privatization schemes, Social Impact Bond supporters are proposing governments provide incentives or guarantees to encourage people to invest in them. In other words, subsidize privatization schemes.
Vancouver (04 July 2014) — A recent editorial published in the Victoria Times Colonist reinforces something the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) has been fighting for over the years: more resources to support social workers.
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Report shows that many people supervised by for-profit probation companies wouldn’t be on probation to begin with if they had more money.
“I believe when our members have an opportunity to see the total package they will be prepared to accept the agreement." - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
Ministry of the Attorney General’s (MAG) plan to contract out court transcripts shows complete lack of respect for the integrity of the record and the profession of court reporting.
“We are experiencing chronic understaffing, inmate overcrowding, poor inmate living conditions, and the lack of necessary staff training and modern equipment to keep the community, inmates, and staff safe" - Dan Sidsworth, OPSEU/NUPGE
Judges' decision reports that inmates at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre face "staggering" waiting time to see a psychologist. Jail is just one example of a crisis in correctional facilities across the country.
Unions preparing to respond to the government in the United Kingdom's decision to privatize up to 70% of nation's probation and parole services.
"Government has a responsibility to ensure the safety of staff and inmates, and we urge them to reconsider the decision to shelve the new remand centre,” said SGEU President Bob Bymoen.
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