OPSEU in the News
OPSEU in the News

Ontario hiring more jail staff to address solitary-confinement issues

Publication Date

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 2:30pm

The Ontario government "is hiring more than 200 staff to focus on prisoners with mental-health needs and inmates in solitary confinement," the Globe and Mail reports. OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas has congratulated corrections minister David Orazietti for listening to frontline workers -- but says hiring 46 new managers takes resources away from those same front lines. Read more...

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