"A recent event at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP) might have been a life threatening situation if not for the instinctive and quick reaction of experienced correctional officers, who should be commended for their handling of an extremely volatile situation, with few resources.” - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
Report shows that many people supervised by for-profit probation companies wouldn’t be on probation to begin with if they had more money.
“With Social Impact Bonds, if a project fails, charitable donations will go to a company that made $7.9 billion in 2012,” said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
BCGEU/NUPGE staff and members at Victoria Youth Custody Centre looking for ways to fully use the facility.
“The privatization of food services in corrections will be a net loss for the public, staff and inmates." - Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.
Thanks to persistent efforts by BCGEU Corrections and Sheriff Services members, government changes decision on protective vests.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) is welcoming report from provinces' Workers' Compensation Board on health and safety concerns at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre.
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“We can stop the drastic cuts to our pension by working together!” - Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
BCGEU/NUPGE members and staff have been meeting with provincial representatives and WCB representatives over the conditions of B.C. jails. This review has come about because of that pressure.
"To our police and peace officers across the country and serving in countries abroad, we express our deep gratitude for your dedication to keeping our families safe and making our communities better places to live, work and raise our children." Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
“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.
“We are trained to diffuse and de-escalate only one-on-one altercations. That’s worlds away from what we’re facing with group and gang violence,” said Bruce England, OPSEU Local 290 President.
"We have exciting work ahead, full of new conversations about how to make our country, our communities, our workplaces and our lives better. And we want you to continue to be part of it!" - James Clancy, NUPGE National 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.