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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

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.

January 4, 2011

'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.'

January 4, 2011

Address critical overcrowding situation in correctional facilities before someone is killed, BCGEU demands.

December 15, 2010

'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.'

December 12, 2010

'The report is in many cases complimentary of our members and the good work they do.' - Joan Jessome.