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August 24, 2012

(TORONTO) – Hundreds of uniformed correctional officers are expected to descend Aug.

August 22, 2012

(HAMILTON) – Correctional officers from across Ontario will rally Aug. 23 on the grounds outside the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre in a show of support for more than 200 officers at the facility who are in a prolonged dispute with management over proposed disciplinary measures.

August 20, 2012

(HAMILTON) – Negotiations over a return-to-work protocol at Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre have stalled over management’s demand that correctional officers be disciplined and absorb a ‘no work, no pay’ penalty while the affected workers refuse to perform their duties citing safety issues.

August 16, 2012

(TORONTO) – In its frenzy to bring down the provincial deficit, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has laid off the entire staff of an office responsible for fighting crime through analysis of electronic data.

August 14, 2012

(TORONTO) – Correctional officers at Toronto West Detention Centre have planned a three-hour information picket Aug. 16 to protest the unjust dismissal of Dan Marshall, president of Local 517 represented by the Ontario Public Service Union, and two others at the facility.


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Central Employee Relations Committee (CERC)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:15am

Mickey Riccardi - Chair
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Tim Elphick Vice-Chair
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