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UCCO-SACC-CSN representatives attended a breakfast speech by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews at the Economic Club in Ottawa’s Westin Hotel June 7, when he gave a talk titled “Canada’s correctional reality: Why closing prisons makes sense.” The union was able to challenge his assertions and garnered high media interest as the minister was visibly upset....
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(KINGSTON – May 22, 2012) Correctional officers who work at Leclerc Institution in Laval, Quebec, are visiting Kingston for a demonstration beginning at noon today. They will be showing solidarity for fellow members of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) at Kingston Penitentiary and the Regional Treatment Centre. The Conservative government announced April 19....
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Occupation of federal government ministers’ offices The following message was delivered this morning to Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews, Treasury Board President Tony Clement and Industry Minister Christian Paradis: Members of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) are occupying your office today for the following series of reasons: Administrative incoherence Your government’s recent....
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(MONTREAL — May 14, 2012) Members of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) are occupying five riding offices belonging to three federal cabinet ministers this morning to protest planned penitentiary closures and a series of unfulfilled commitments from the federal Conservative Party. Correctional officers will deliver a manifesto detailing the union’s grievances at the....
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The will of our members is clear: closing three important institutions without a viable plan is a serious error that must be corrected. During a series of seven special general assemblies, members at Kingston Penitentiary, the Ontario Regional Treatment Centre and Leclerc Institution said they wanted to fight the government’s decision to close these facilities....
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UCCO-SACC-CSN’s members have been misled. We were misled into believing that the 2012 federal budget would not carry important impacts for correctional officers. That turns out to be untrue. We were told there would be no impact on security for our members and the public. Untrue. Above all, we’ve been led to believe that the....
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Correctional officers denounce move as hasty, secretive and dangerous (MONTREAL — April 19, 2012) The union representing Canada’s 7,500 correctional officers is warning that the closing of three federal penitentiaries creates a risk for staff and the public. The federal government announced today that, at the end of September 2013, it would close Kingston Penitentiary,....
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