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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

October 27, 2015

Our workers shouldn’t be subjected to assaults. They know their jobs are important and need to be done, but they reasonably feel that the province should strive to keep them safe." — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

October 13, 2015

“While the union cannot speak to the investigation of Mr. Lavin, I feel I must speak out and question whether it truly warranted terrorizing a family in their own home.” — Joan Jessome, President, NSGEU

October 6, 2015

“This deal was supposed to provide stable prices. But what the contract shows is that any unanticipated costs that would eat into Compass’s profits will be passed straight on to taxpayers." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

September 29, 2015

"This ceremony reminds us that the work is important but can also be dangerous. To the families of the fallen officers, know that we are with you during this difficult time." — James Clancy, National President. 

September 22, 2015

"The health and safety of the workers is being repeatedly jeopardized because of the incompetence seen in the design and construction of the facility." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

August 6, 2015

“Out-sourcing kitchen work will not save Saskatchewan taxpayers any money, but will actually end up costing more in the long-run." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

July 21, 2015

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) is calling for the province to install metal detectors and institute better security measures for theprovince's probation and parole officers.

June 19, 2015

New report finds that Canada Border Services Agency’s imprisonment of migrants with mental health issues is arbitrary, cruel, discriminatory and violates rights.

May 4, 2015

A new report by the Public Services Foundation of Canada shows that our provincial jails are chronically overcrowded, with terrible consequences for all of us

April 1, 2015

Crowded conditions lead to increased tensions and more violence. This is a safety issue for workers and inmates.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President