Pacific’s Regional President Derek Chin, Regional Vice President John Randle and CSN advisor met with Member of Parliament Brad Vis of Mission-Matsqui – Fraser Canyon to speak on the current issues that Correctional Officers are facing.
We discussed in length of the great work done by Correctional Officers during the pandemic and the exceptional work done by the officers at Mission Medium. MP Vis was concerned of the lack of communications and consultations from the CSC during the first wave of the pandemic. MP Vis will be asking the CSC what appropriate protocols, preventative measures and regulations are current and in place.
We spoke of negotiations and where we are at and made it clear that Correctional Officers should be considered, respected and treated fairly when it comes to a new collective bargaining agreement.
MP Vis wishes to tour the institutions with UCCO-SACC-CSN present and has offered to meet with us in October 2020.