|Along with your new Executive we welcome the National President, Vice-President, and CSN reps Michel Bouchard, Richard Lavallière.|
|Your delegates in Moncton spent three days working on the union constitution and electing the executives that will lead us for the next three years.|
|Your mobilization reps and the National / Regional executives met in Ottawa for training and updates on Negotations. While we where there we also visited Treasury Board and the CSC during our breaks.|
|After six submissions to the Pacific region, two winners have been selected. |
|Pacific Region Presidents tour |
|It is the Pacific regions' turn to host the Presidents' tour. Today is the rally and a visit to the last institution.|
Picture of the union office preparing for the day.
A lot more to follow.
|A female Kent prison guard viciously slashed by an inmate went public last week to highlight safety concerns at the maximum-security institution.|
“It’s not just my safety, but the safety of all the staff at the institution,” the 42-year-old correctional officer — who asked that only her initials C.W. be used in this story — said in an interview with The Progress.
|Near-fatal attack on correctional officer highlights occupational hazards for staff|
|A clear message needs to be heard by everyone in the CSC: STAFF SAFETY IS THE PRIORITY.|
|Following the vicious assault on a fellow Kent Correctional Officer, it is time for management to hear our concerns and our voice. |
The number of assaults and incidents at Kent Institution should alarm all management that the inmates are intent on causing serious problems and harm to their staff.
The inmates need to be held accountable and they need to be told that attacks on Correctional Officers will not be tolerated or become an acceptable occurrence at Kent Institution or anywhere in the CSC.
Correctional Officers at Kent Institution have been warning of problems and submitting detailed reports of threats, seemingly without any response or sanction against the inmates.
In fact, the same inmate who slashed our officer on Saturday had made direct and detailed threats towards another staff member only 17 days prior. The inmate was in segregation at the time he made his promise to stab an officer in the face, but what was management’s response to those threats? Release to the General Population where he was able to carry out his plan against the unsuspecting staff member.
We will not accept this! We will not be victims of Management and Security Intelligence failures to adequately deal with threats, intimidation and violence perpetrated by the inmates!
We deserve respect and to be more than faceless numbers to what it seems is an inattentive local management.
We ask that all members of the Pacific Region stand together to support Kent and to send a message that we matter. We ask that everyone stand together to support the officer injured in this assault.
Together we will ensure that STAFF SAFETY IS THE PRIORITY.
|Regional Executive meeting|
|Information from the National Executive meeting and National labour management meeting. Next week the Regional President back east for negotations all week.|
Information on mobilization.
Regional issues and prep for the Regional Labour Management Meeting tommorow.
The UCCO-SACC-CSN Mascot was also in the region.
|International Day of mourning for workers killed or injured on the job|