RVP Carol Osborne attended the Newfoundland CCC and the St. John’s Parole Office on Monday, June 5 for a Local Visit, after the PSAC Atlantic Regional Convention ended. RVP Laurie Ann Wesselby was also in attendance and toured the CCC.
Survey for POs, MAIs and POSs
This survey for Parole Officers, Managers-Assessment and Intervention, and Parole Officer Supervisors, will help USJE to have a better understanding of training needs, sentence management, workloads, and overtime. Your responses will help us in our campaign to improve safety and working conditions for POs, MAIs and POSs.
National President Neufeld stops in Drummondville with RVP Ménard
On Thursday, June 1, National President, David Neufeld, visited Drummondville Institution with USJE Regional Vice-President for CSC Québec, Patrick Ménard. This was President Neufeld’s first visit to Drummondville Institution.
Participants needed for research on the mental health and wellbeing experiences of Program Officers in the CSC
We are looking for CSC Program Officers to take part in a study about the realities of the job.
USJE Responds to the Report of the Mass Casualty Commission
The Union of Safety and Justice Employees has reviewed the recommendations from the Mass Casualty Commission, which undertook a rigorous examination of the events leading up and in response to the murder of 22 individuals in Nova Scotia in April 2020 by a lone gunman who disguised himself as a police officer.
USJE Visit Members in Iqaluit: Meet with Member of Parliament, Lori Idlout
This past week, National President, David Neufeld and USJE Regional Vice-Presidents, Valda Behrens (RCMP, Justice, PPSC Alberta, NWT and Nunavut) and Carol Osborne (CSC Community- Parole Board of Canada- East) traveled to Iqaluit to visit our members in the RCMP, Justice, Public Prosecutions Canada and Correctional Service of Canada (Community). The last visit USJE made to Iqaluit occurred in July 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indigenous Town Hall identifies challenges ahead of Fall meeting with CSC Commissioner
USJE hosted an Indigenous Town Hall to hear the experiences of Indigenous-identified members working for the Correctional Service of Canada. Foremost were questions of identity, insufficient investments in the professional development of Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees, the availability of Indigenous-led programs and training as well as staff recruitment and retention.
USJE National top-up
Our Finance and Administration team is working diligently to process the USJE National Top Up for its members. We began processing payments Wednesday, May 24.
Treasury Board ratification votes to be held May 24 to June 16
In order for PSAC members to receive their new rates of pay, retroactive pay, and lump sum payment, the new agreements must first be ratified. To ensure this ratification process is done as quickly as possible, PSAC will be conducting an expedited ratification process.
Strike Management Survey
As you know, the PSAC strike of 2023 was a labour action of historical proportions. Thank you for completing our 6-minute survey below. Your responses will help us to optimize our strike management model in the future.