Tentative agreement reached for NSGEU members at the Cape Breton Regional Police Services.
Corrections and Criminal Justice
Among the public sector members of the National Union are thousands of women and men who work in Canada’s justice system. These include Youth Corrections Professionals, Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, Sheriffs, as well as those who work in community-based social services, child protection, youth counsellors and other related social services.
These members of the National Union have a wealth of experience and knowledge that we believe can make an invaluable contribution to the development of public policy and legislation on criminal justice issues.
News on Corrections and Criminal Justice
Research indicates that lack of access to timely and appropriate mental health services is a fundamental part of the problem.
Newly released audit predicts increased number of inmates into prisons that are already overcrowded and a justice system that is seriously underfunded.
"Harper and his government are not being tough on crime, they are being dumb on crime," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"Our members who work in provincial jails are telling us that the number of inmates with mental health or addiction problems is growing dramatically," said NUPGE's National President James Clancy. “It is an inhumane way to deal with people who need treatment, not jail time.”
"We’re prepared for any action we have to take to get our members the improved contracts they’ve earned,” said BCGEU President Darryl Walker.
"Workers are being told to work longer, pay more and receive less," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President. "We stand in solidarity with each and every UNISON member in the fight for decent pensions. Enough is enough."
New research published by the Tax Justice Network shows that tax evasion costs governments around the world more than US$3.1 trillion annually.
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Politics, more than the economy and technology, has a greater impact on rates of unionization.