"The number of disturbances and injuries continuing to rise and the risk to corrections staff is at an all-time high.'
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
'Our jails are operating at 180% above capacity.' - Darryl Walker, BCGEU president.
National poll finds widespread support for a staff association with real bargaining power or a traditional trade union.
Federal women inmates are primarily poor or homeless, undereducated and suffering from addictions or mental health problems.
'The results show that employment security was key for our members, but they have also said that when we are at the table in two years they will want us to negotiate a wage increase.' - Darryl Walker.
'Unless the government mandate changes soon we will be at an impasse.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.
NUPGE calls for thorough review of legislation with the involvement of front-line workers in the sector rather than piecemeal approach to changing the law.
MGEU says 'bulked-up criminals' pose increasing problem to peace officers and employers should assist them in keeping in shape.
'Our proposals will focus on winnable issues that resolve long standing inequities.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.
Covering employees called into service for the winter games next month in Vancouver.