Over the past few years, members of UCCO-SACC-CSN have needed to ask themselves this question. As key stakeholders are we really the cornerstone of the Correctional Service of Canada’s endeavour? At all levels, the Service seems to have thrown the core value of respect into the trash when it comes to CX.
Each month members of your Local, Regional and National executives table very significant issues facing our membership. When there is no appetite to resolve these issues, we are invariably left to the conclusion that we are not respected.
Issues such as harassment, fixing the RTW and DTA issues, troubling interpretations of our CA and GA, lack of recognition through COVID, our department being driven by public interest groups instead of the interests of its employees, ignoring meeting requests and various other labour relations issues have been tabled as genuine concerns for our members and met by the employer without any appetite for a positive change.
Members of UCCO-SACC-CSN over the last week have stood together coast to coast to send the message … we are tired of being disrespected and that we will not back down from our values—Pride, Dignity, and Solidarity. The solidarity shown by CX has resulted in meetings with the Minister and Commissioner in the coming weeks. UCCO-SACC-CSN will not stop until commitments are made to show us the respect we deserve. CX are truly Stronger Together.