Report from B.C. government intended to look at escalating violence in province's prisons and community corrections falls short of goals.
Tentative agreement closes gap between Native Courtworkers and comparable jobs in Aboriginal services sector.
"I believe that your demand for fairness – equal pay for equal work – has been heard loud and clear.”— BCGEU President Stephanie Smith.
“I’m so proud to be here today to help usher in this legislation that our COs have long advocated for,” said Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union President Michelle Gawronsky
“It is apparent that these acts of violence are not simply isolated incidents, but are part of a troubling and growing trend in workplaces across the province" — Carol Furlong, President of Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE).
A new courthouse is an opportunity to address all the problems with the old building.
"On behalf of the entire National Union, I want to offer our sincere condolences to the member's friends and family. To the members of the MGEU/NUPGE, our hearts are with you as you grieve this loss." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
New report says the province’s jails are the most strained in the country.
“Good labour relations at this agency led to swift resolution of a fair contract,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
“These workers are paid artificially low wages compared to their peers. It’s time for the government to fix this injustice.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
"As police and peace officers do in Canada every day, these fallen officers stood for us against elements that threaten the safety and security of our communities" — Canada's Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney.
NSGEU/NUPGE presses Cape Breton Regional Police to look at post-traumatic stress accommodation.
Barry Rhodes' story reflects how B.C. Corrections failed to address working conditions that led to his post-traumatic stress disorder.
Vince Murray, the founder and first President of the Canadian Peace Officers Memorial Association (CPOMA), and an activist with OPSEU/NUPGE has passed away, leaving a strong legacy for all of Canada's peace officers.
The agreement to allow full searches of the institution is a step forward but underlying problems of over-crowding, low staffing, inadequate training and lack of security equipment remain.