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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

November 22, 2009

'It is only a matter of time before a tragedy occurs in this jail …a tragedy that is completely avoidable.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.

November 18, 2009

Officers strike in protest as tensions ignite over bullying and harassment by supervisors.

October 12, 2009

'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.

October 7, 2009

Increasing incarceration of people with mental issues is cruel and unusual punishment – NUPGE.

October 5, 2009

'Inmate counts at provincial jails continue to significantly exceed capacity – in some cases by as much as 100%.'

September 28, 2009

Thousands join peace and police officers in annual ceremonies remembering those who have died in the line of duty.

September 21, 2009

Experts from across the country will join representatives of Canada's justice workers to assess the growing crisis posed by mental health problems in correctional facilities.

August 18, 2009

'We are now in the second year of this initiative within youth justice.'

August 9, 2009

'The union welcomes the achievement of a tentative agreement without having to go through binding arbitration.' - Joan Jessome.

August 6, 2009

'There are over 40,000 outstanding warrants waiting to be served in B.C. .' - BCGEU's Dean Purdy.