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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

February 6, 2012

“We are ready to get to the bargaining table to negotiate collective agreements that reflect the value of the vital services our members provide to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.”

March 8, 2011

Stable funding for Medicare, social programs and post-secondary education should not be sacrificed for today's corporate tax cuts.

January 31, 2011

'It’s been a particularly long and difficult round of negotiations.'

January 23, 2011

MGEU requesting a return to the bargaining table as soon as possible.

January 18, 2011

Correctional officers will be called upon to help deal with demands for increased security at provincial courts in the coming months.

January 18, 2011

Case illustrates the inadequacy of mental health services in Canada and the lack of flexibility courts now face because of mandatory sentencing laws.

January 17, 2011

Province finally agrees to expanded role for sheriffs to relieve some of the demands now being handled by police departments.

January 12, 2011

Warren (Smokey) Thomas will present a brief on behalf of 125,000 OPSEU members across Ontario.

January 10, 2011

Expansion of existing facilities welcome but new correction facilities are badly needed, says MGEU.

January 5, 2011

129 known instances over three years in federal prisons indicates likelihood of much larger problem across Canada.