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October 9, 2014

New report says the province’s jails are the most strained in the country.

September 26, 2014

NSGEU/NUPGE presses Cape Breton Regional Police to look at post-traumatic stress accommodation.

September 23, 2014

Barry Rhodes' story reflects how B.C. Corrections failed to address working conditions that led to his post-traumatic stress disorder. 

September 12, 2014

The agreement to allow full searches of the institution is a step forward but underlying problems of over-crowding, low staffing, inadequate training and lack of security equipment remain.

August 11, 2014

Unbearable heat raises serious potential for harm for long-term care residents, and workers. Eastern Health must take immediate action on these issues.

June 23, 2014

"The employer has an obligation to take measures to minimize the risk of violence in the workplace. Staffing shortages can put the Correctional Officers and the inmates at increased risk.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.

June 3, 2014

There are only 7 days left to register for this culturally significant conference.  Be a voice that helps shape our future workplaces — register today!

April 28, 2014

The National Union says that more needs to be done to make workplaces safer.  More employers need to be held responsible for the results of their negligence.  

April 9, 2014

"Unions give us more. Something less tangible but more enduring. They give us an idea: the idea that our lives matter." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

January 13, 2014

Thanks to persistent efforts by BCGEU Corrections and Sheriff Services members, government changes decision on protective vests.