Province finally agrees to expanded role for sheriffs to relieve some of the demands now being handled by police departments.
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
Warren (Smokey) Thomas will present a brief on behalf of 125,000 OPSEU members across Ontario.
Expansion of existing facilities welcome but new correction facilities are badly needed, says MGEU.
129 known instances over three years in federal prisons indicates likelihood of much larger problem across Canada.
'The four-year deal includes a general wage increase of 2.75% in each of the last two years and a no lay-off clause.'
Address critical overcrowding situation in correctional facilities before someone is killed, BCGEU demands.
'Police services have serious crimes to deal with, such as gang activity, and having sheriffs take on some traffic duties would free up a great deal of their time.'
'The report is in many cases complimentary of our members and the good work they do.' - Joan Jessome.
'While the ministry has been doing some work to improve workload conditions, there is still a long way to go.'
'We support the move by the government to consult.... No one, including ourselves, wants a jail forced on a community.' - Darryl Walker.