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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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HALIFAX, Nov. 9, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ – Members of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) and members of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) will gather tomorrow at Province House to raise awareness about the first responders’ profession and the incidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in this particular occupational group.....
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Montreal, October 11, 2016 – The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) enthusiastically welcomes the report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. Titled Healthy minds, safe communities: supporting our public safety officers through a national strategy for operational stress injuries, the report, released last week, contains sixteen recommendations, many of which....
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Gloria Galloway OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail The Department of Public Safety says 36 per cent of the men working as corrections officers within federal penitentiaries report being affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, a startlingly high number that reflects what the guards say is the dangerous and emotionally corrosive atmosphere within Canada’s prisons. They report being....
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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)

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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National Labour Management Meeting – November 2014