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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

June 28, 2012

Ten times the number of workers employed by the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia picketed in support of the four women working there who have been trying to reach a collective agreement since unionizing in 2010.

June 12, 2012

Concerns that police departments in Ontario are not pursuing justice for correctional officers when inmates threaten, intimidate or assault staff working in provincial correctional facilities.

June 7, 2012

Essential services protocol finalized in B.C. but negotiations continue for government workers.

logo of Vancouver (08 June 2012) - Since talks broke down at the end of March 2012, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) master bargaining committee has been meeting with the employer to reach an agreement about essential service staffing levels if the union engages in job action.

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.