Ucco Global Agreement 2018

19 Dec

Bargaining Partners: UNIFOR Collective Agreement Expiration Date: June 30, 2022 Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration 1 Union of Canadian Correctional Officers – Union of Canadian Correctional Officers – Confederation of National Trade Unions ucco-sacc-csn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/UCCO-SACC-CSN-Constitution-EN-2016.pdf As highlighted in this special issue, Ashley Smith`s death launched a series of analytical approaches to the socio-legal analysis of women`s conditions in Canadian federal prisons. However, this article is unique in that it addresses the paradox of trade unionists who seem to carry out the activities of the Carcenic State irreflexively. One of the first (and only) Canadian publications on the classified structure of prison custody is Desmond Ellis` (1979) The Treatise on the Introduction of the Therapeutic Manager into the Canadian Prison System as a strategy for the spread of intra-economic conflicts (prison disorders) between the “prison proletariat” of prison guards and prisoners (44). Since then, there have been no published Canadian empirical studies of prison guards as employees. This contrasts with the lively stories of prison work and prisoner organization in the United States (Blankenship Reference Blankenship and Sarat2005; Thompson Reference Thompson2011; Reference Thompson2016; Zinn Referenzn Zinn2003; Room and Jacobs reference room and Jacobs 1981). Joshua Page (reference site 2011) and James Kilgore (Reference Kilgore2013) testify to the rise of professional prison officers` associations in the United States, which have been severely supported by criminal conservative politicians, as well as the effects of the neoliberal criminalization of the working class. I think it is important that we consider the experience of American unions to be part of the prison state, because, as Wacquant claims, “the global firestorm of law and order, inspired by the United States, has raged from afar, even though it follows different ways and forms in the different countries it [strikes]” (2014, 72). The neoliberal state of Canada has triggered the fragmentation of labour, where “the working class itself is confronted with criminalization” (Kilgore Reference Kilgore2013, 360). Well-paying jobs – such as those of prison officers – are defended harshly, despite documented evidence of human rights violations in the workplace.

However, I suggest that these important work studies do not concern the vulnerability of women in detention such as Ashley Smith. “This is a great victory for Correctional Officers in Canada,” said Jason Godin, National President of UCCO-SACC-CSN. “Since 2002, we have expressed the desire of our members to negotiate pensions and staff with the IRS during the renewal of our collective agreement.” In 2006, the EU benefited from various pension reserves which allowed prison officers to retire without penalty after 25 years of service, regardless of their age. A team of union advisors exclusively responsible for our collective bargaining, their application and the union culture of UBO-SAF-CSN. We now have a real chance to negotiate our own global agreement. At present, the FB Group does not have access to such an agreement under PSAC. The death of Ashley Smith is the first in Canadian judicial history in which correctional officers have been formally charged with the death of an inmate in state care. In response to these unprecedented accusations, the Correctional Officers Union of Canada (CASC), defending officers, conducted a widely publicized campaign.