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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

March 21, 2013

“Government must be accountable for both the quality of services delivered to Saskatchewan families, and the cost of providing those services." – Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.

March 14, 2013

“There is no reason that Saskatchewan labour law needs to be so radically different than the Canadian legislative norm in the treatment of supervisory employees,” says Clancy.

February 21, 2013

Public services will be cut and assets sold off, hurting families and communities across the province.

February 11, 2013

Excerpted from an article by Manitoba Government General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) President Michelle Gawronsky that appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press.

February 5, 2013

Toronto vigil to remember that, as of February 6, 2013, Leonard Peltier will have unjustly spent a total of 13,505 days in some of the worst prisons in the U.S. 

January 15, 2013

Announcement does nothing to address chronic problem of overcrowding in Manitoba correctional system.

January 9, 2013

Details will be distributed to members as soon as they are available, as well as information on dates, times and locations of a ratification vote.

November 19, 2012

MGEU/NUPGE making headway on Sherriff issues across the province. 

November 13, 2012

“This isn’t about wage freezes or concessions. This is about the future of our province, and protecting accountable, reliable and cost-effective services.” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

October 16, 2012

The employer is insisting on concessions that will cut benefits and job security for casual and contract workers.