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May 10, 2019

“The dedication, courage, and professionalism exhibited by these frontline workers deserves our full respect. We are very pleased to see these devoted members recognized for the vital role they play in public safety." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

February 11, 2019

“Improved mental health support systems and pathways, a new correctional facility to replace the HMP, additional health professional staff, improved training, and increased staff allocations and presence are all things that need to be implemented to improve the outcomes of our correctional facilities.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

October 1, 2018

“On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I pay tribute to the police and peace officers whose self-sacrifice and dedication to their noble professions contribute to helping keep us safe and safeguard our rights and freedoms.”  Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

July 3, 2018

"The Sask Party government has to stop with the talk and start providing proper resources before things deteriorate further." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

June 12, 2018

 Kim Ciavarella, Banyan CEO, recently awarded herself a $20,000 raise. Then she told staff that, collectively, they would have to take home $20,000 less yearly. When employees cried foul, Ciavarella locked them out. They have now been without a contract since April 1, 2017.

June 6, 2018

“We spent hours carefully preparing documentation that would support mediation. The employer had a month to do their homework, but they arrived empty-handed: no documentation, no brief, no new offer." — Chris Jackel, Chair, OPSEU Corrections bargaining team

May 7, 2018

“Once again, we see this government talking the talk, but failing to take action on addressing the crisis in corrections." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

January 31, 2018

 “This kind of silly game playing is just counterproductive. I hope they’re taking a more serious approach to negotiations with our correctional bargaining team, which is trying hard to fix the crisis in corrections.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

January 30, 2018

"The details of this attack are very troubling. How does a patient in a forensic psychiatric ward get their hands on a pair of surgical scissors?" — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

January 10, 2018

“We work in volatile and violent workplaces. We find that giving back to the community is an effective means to cope with the daily stress we face. This outreach keeps us focused on the reason we do what we do every day.” — Chris Jackel, OPSEU's correctional bargaining chair