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Today Jason Godin, National President represented UCCO-SACC-CSN at the Senate Committee studying the issue of human rights of prisoners within the correctional system. In his testimony, Jason highlighted the need to retain administrative segregation as an essential tool for population management. The complete removal of segregation would prove to be extremely disruptive and dangerous to....
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On November 10th, members of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) gather to raise awareness about our profession as first responders and the levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in our occupational group. We are calling upon the provincial and federal governments to adopt a presumption for PTSD for Correctional officers, as recommended....
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Yesterday, UCCO-SACC-CSN invited the New Brunswick MLAs and the citizens of Fredericton to put themselves in their shoes for a minute. People were invited to enter a 53-foot truck, transformed into a travelling museum.Throughout the journey, visitors walked past a display of homemade weapons recovered from inmate cells, watched an excerpt from UCCO-SACC-CSN’s Bloody Cells....
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More than 300 members of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) demonstrated on May 17, 2016 in Ottawa to denounce the Liberal government’s lack of openness with regard to negotiations. There was on site, a reproduction of a federal institution in a 53 foot truck trailer, to raise awareness of citizens and journalists of....
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Jason Godin and Gord Robertson represented UCCO-SACC-CSN at the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on May 12th, 2016.  The Committee is investigating operational stress injuries and PTSD in Public Safety Officers and First Responders. Listen to Jason and Gord below: Part 1 Part 2 Committee minutes (Union testimony highlighted)

Le 4 mars, 2016,  le président et le vice-président de la région de l’Atlantique, Doug White et Jeff Wilkins ont rencontré le député de la circonscription de Miramichi-Grand Lake Pat Finnigan. Nous avons présenté à M. Finnigan les principaux enjeux défendus par les agents correctionnels,dont la négociation de la convention collective. Nous avons également informé....
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On March 4th, 2016, Atlantic Regional President, Doug White, along with Atlantic Regional Vice President, Jeff Wilkins held a meeting with MP Pat Finnigan of the Miramichi Grand Lake Riding. During this meeting Mr. Finnigan was introduced to some key issues.  The first being that we are currently at the bargaining table.  Mr Finnigan was....
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Legislation to repeal Bills C-377 and C-525 introduced in House of Commons OTTAWA, Jan. 28, 2016 /CNW/ – The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, P.C., M.P., Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and her Parliamentary Secretary, M.P. Rodger Cuzner, along with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Pablo Rodriguez, today announced that legislation....
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OTTAWA, Oct. 20, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – It is with a certain sense of relief and a great deal of optimism for the future that the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) welcomes the election of a majority government by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada. Without endorsing one party over another, before the election was....
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Following a questionnaire, sent on February 2015, on issues that affect Correctional officers and lobbying efforts on parliament hill, the Union has received the following responses to our concerns. To see the party responses click on the appropriate link below. Green Party of Canada Liberal Party of Canada (1) Liberal Party of Canada (2) English....
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GLACE BAY, NS – Rodger Cuzner, Liberal Labour critic, expressed deep disappointment that the anti-labour Bill C-377 was passed by the Conservative Senate majority today. “The Harper Conservatives would make Machiavelli proud. C-377 is just another example of how low this government is willing to go to subvert and disrespect the rules of parliament and....
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Since taking power in Ottawa in 2006, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have been methodically reshaping everything that makes it possible to have a better quality of life from coast to coast: the environment, social programs, democratic institutions, public services, collective rights, tools of economic development. The Conservatives are riding roughshod over everything in their path to....
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