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Ottawa, June 20, 2017 – The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers Canada (UCCO-SACC-CSN) strongly opposes Bill C-56, tabled yesterday in the House of Commons by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. This bill proposes amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act by imposing a 15-day maximum limit on the time period an inmate can be....
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UCCO-SACC-CSN held a demonstration in Atlantic Institution in Renous, New Brunswick to highlight the unacceptable number of assaults made by inmates against Correctional Officers involving the use of bodily fluids. 100 Correctional Officers were present even though the temperature was –16 degrees. It was a great success and received extensive coverage in the media. Below....
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Montreal, October 30, 2014 — The Harper government is playing a Halloween trick on Canadian workers whose jobs are governed by the Canada Labour Code, but federal correctional officers aren’t laughing. A new and weaker labour code definition of “danger” that was hidden in the 308 pages of last spring’s omnibus budget implementation legislation, the....
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Ottawa, September 30, 2014 — Unionized correctional officers begin to push back against the Conservative government’s anti-union attacks this afternoon by talking directly to voters in the federal Ottawa West-Nepean riding. About 200 members of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) will be going door-to-door in the riding to give a factual rebuttal to....
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Press Release Montreal, May 7, 2014 — In his spring report tabled yesterday, the Auditor General of Canada warned that inmate population growth will outstrip the current expansion program in Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) institutions within five years, plunging the system into another cycle of overcrowding and violence. Worse, noted Auditor-General Michael Ferguson, neither....
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