Already packed Fraser Regional Correctional Centre now required to house up to four times the number of inmates it was designed to accommodate.
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
'It's about time," says Jim Gosse of NSGEU correctional Local 480.
Tough on crime sentencing laws causing prison population to soar. Inmates 'quadruple-bunked and sleeping in hallways.'
NSGEU holds province-wide meeting to discuss issues related to staff cuts and safety on the job.
'No one should doubt our members’ resolve to make employment security our top priority in this round of bargaining."
NSGEU committed to 'achieving the best possible collective agreement' for more than 450 workers.
'Our deputy sheriff members have made it very clear that public safety is at risk if these cuts go ahead.' - Joan Jessome.
'These workers do an incredible job under unbelievably difficult circumstances each and every day, but they have reached a breaking point.' - Peter Olfert.
"The number of disturbances and injuries continuing to rise and the risk to corrections staff is at an all-time high.'
'Our jails are operating at 180% above capacity.' - Darryl Walker, BCGEU president.