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.
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
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.
'It is only a matter of time before a tragedy occurs in this jail …a tragedy that is completely avoidable.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Officers strike in protest as tensions ignite over bullying and harassment by supervisors.
'The main goal has to be public safety. Providing support, supervision and rehabilitation programs upon an offender's release into the community is critical.' - James Clancy.
Increasing incarceration of people with mental issues is cruel and unusual punishment – NUPGE.
'Inmate counts at provincial jails continue to significantly exceed capacity – in some cases by as much as 100%.'
Thousands join peace and police officers in annual ceremonies remembering those who have died in the line of duty.