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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

May 7, 2009

Similar programs are already operating in Ontario and Saskatchewan.

May 5, 2009

Murders, escapes, drug-dealing, overcrowding, underfunding and suicide behind unauthorized strike by thousands of correctional officers in France.

April 26, 2009

'This clearly shows a lack of respect for the members who provide police services.' - Joan Jessome

April 6, 2009

Province-wide SGEU campaign features firefighters, highways workers, social workers and corrections workers.

March 25, 2009

NUPGE urges federal justice minister to use stimulus money to begin "massive investment" in new and upgraded correctional facilities across Canada.

March 15, 2009

'We can train sheriffs much quicker than police officers and there are substantial cost savings for taxpayers in this model.' - Dean Purdy

March 13, 2009

'We have been asking for these changes for decades.... We hope the government carries through.' - SGEU president Bob Bymoen.

March 12, 2009

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.

March 9, 2009

Now is the time to fix long-standing problems within the system - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.

October 12, 2006

The proposed 'tough on crime' legislation would exacerbate an already critical situation in our provincial correctional facilities.