Union of Canadian Correctional Officers - Syndicat des Agents Correctionnels du Canada - Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux


Union briefs federal NDP MPs on pressing issues
2014 October 06
As Parliament resumed in the lead-up to a federal election, UCCO-SACC–CSN renewed its political contacts during a meeting with three leading NDP MPs in Ottawa September 22. The union met with Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar, Public Safety critic Randall Garrison and Treasury Board critic Mathieu Ravignat to discuss a variety of issues.
Press release
2014 September 30
“Danger Ahead” in Ottawa West-Nepean
Correctional officers launch of campaign to counter Conservative anti-union attacks

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.
National Joint Council
2014 September 25
General Secretary's Annual Report 2013-2014


Employers and Bargaining Agents have agreed that the National Joint Council is the "Forum of Choice" for co-development, consultation and information sharing between the government as employer and public service bargaining agents. Through the National Joint Council, the parties take joint ownership of broad labour relations issues and develop collaborative solutions to workplace issues."
National Labour-Management Consultation Committee Summary
2014 September 17
The following is a brief synopsis of the September 4, 2014 NLMC between the UCCO-SACC–CSN National Executive and the Commissioner and his NHQ team.
The meeting agenda was particularly long, as there were many outstanding labour relations items between the parties.
Negotiation Project May 2014
2014 September 17
Collective and Global agreements
Treasury Board tables “work sick” proposal to other unions
2014 September 13
Treasury Board finally tabled their mysterious sick leave proposal at the Public Service Alliance of Canada bargaining table September 10, after months of a failed propaganda campaign to persuade public service unions to discuss it outside the normal negotiating process.
Appendix K underpins major grievance victory
2014 September 05
Grievances filed at Fenbrook Institution

Members of UCCO-SACC-CSN in the Ontario region have reaffirmed the union’s ownership over shift scheduling in an important adjudication decision over a violation of Appendix K of the collective agreement. Two correctional officers from Fenbrook Institution who were required to attend four days of firearms training in November 2009 filed grievances over not being paid overtime for the time worked outside their normal schedule during the training sessions.
Grievance won at Adjudication
2014 August 28
This decision supports our appendix K language again... basically the employer moved two officers to a shift that didn't exist, and the adjudicator found that the employer could move shifts of officers, but only to what was already recognized, so the grievors are going to be paid Overtime for the newly created shift
ALS Ice bucket Challenge
2014 August 27
Contract violations over sick leave
2014 August 27
Correctional officers protest near Tony Clement’s summer home

PORT SYDNEY, ON, August 26, 2014 — More than 100 federal correctional officers and their families are attending a “Beach Party” demonstration near Treasury Board President Tony Clement’s waterfront cottage in Port Sydney today to protest his department’s unilateral abrogation of sick leave provisions in their collective agreement.
Sick leave and CSC: Parliamentary Budget Officer contradicts Tony Clement, again
2014 August 19
Treasury Board President Tony Clement continues to negotiate in public over his government’s planned changes to federal public sector sick leave provisions, but once again Mr. Clement’s facts are being challenged by data from the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO).
A union victory
2014 August 14
After 10 years of legal setbacks in the case of Walmart in Jonquière, the Supreme Court finally ruled in a June 27 2014 decision that strengthens the fundamental right of association for workers in Canada.
Treasury Board: differing interpretations continue
2014 August 14
Differing interpretations of some provisions of our new collective agreement are adding up.
Block training: CSC goes solo
2014 August 14
During our last round of negotiations, we had productive and collaborative discussions relative to block training
Employer Comes to the Table with Incomplete Proposal
2014 July 05
First info-nego of the 2014 round of bargaining.

On July 3rd UCCO-SACC-CSN met with Treasury Board to begin yet another round of bargaining. Both parties exchanged demands but the Treasury Board’s demands were incomplete. Treasury Board’s demands include what the employer spokesperson labelled “place holders”. These include the following issues:

– Sick Leave
– Allowances
– Appendices B to K
– Overtime compensation
Mobilization training sessions
2014 June 21
Over 130 local executive members (presidents, mobilization and communication officers) are back from a two-day mobilization training sessions that occured in Montreal and Kingston.
National Labour‐Management Meeting
2014 June 20
June 6th 2014

Opening Comments

National President Kevin Grabowsky expressed condolences from the union for the three fallen RCMP officers and families in Moncton, New Brunswick. He also mentioned the importance of Canadians who fought 70 years ago in Juno beach as part of the Allied advancement in World War II.
Regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers in Moncton
2014 June 14
Help show support for the families of the fallen RCMP in Moncton
2014 June 11
Donations are been collected by the officers of the Atlantic region until July 7

Make out the cheques to “Atlantic region” and mail them to

c/o Dennis Leblanc
238 St, George Street
Moncton, NB
E1C 1W1

Once collected Atlantic region union representatives will make one donation on behalf of all Correctional Officers from across the country.
Public Service Awareness week - June 15-21, 2014
2014 June 09
UCCO-SACC-CSN will boycott the Public Service Awareness week in June. Given the Harper government’s unprecedented attacks on public servants – including more than 7,000 correctional officers – we cannot participate in an exercise that holds no meaning for the people it is intended to celebrate.


A rush to judgment

A report on the death in custody of Ashley Smith, an inmate at Grand Valley Institution for Women.

October 2008

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Union of Canadian Correctional Officers - Syndicat des Agents Correctionnels du Canada - Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux
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