Warren (Smokey) Thomas calls on the province to come up with a joint plan to deal with overcrowding, safety and other issues affecting front-line workers.
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
Similar programs are already operating in Ontario and Saskatchewan.
Murders, escapes, drug-dealing, overcrowding, underfunding and suicide behind unauthorized strike by thousands of correctional officers in France.
'This clearly shows a lack of respect for the members who provide police services.' - Joan Jessome
Province-wide SGEU campaign features firefighters, highways workers, social workers and corrections workers.
NUPGE urges federal justice minister to use stimulus money to begin "massive investment" in new and upgraded correctional facilities across Canada.
'We can train sheriffs much quicker than police officers and there are substantial cost savings for taxpayers in this model.' - Dean Purdy
'We have been asking for these changes for decades.... We hope the government carries through.' - SGEU president Bob Bymoen.
Province demanding long list of unacceptable concessions, including the issue of sick leave which nearly led to a province-wide strike by Ontario correctional workers.
Now is the time to fix long-standing problems within the system - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.