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NSGEU Press Release: More must be done to prevent assaults in Burnside facility, says NSGEU.

Halifax – “More must be done to prevent assaults on Correctional Officers in Burnside”, says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union. The Canadian Press recently reported that assaults on Correctional Officers have nearly doubled in 2014, as compared to 2013. They say there were 32 assaults on Officers in […]

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NSGEU proudly supports comments from correctional officer, Local 480 member, working at Burnside

Last night, Wednesday, Sept. 3, a story appeared in the local Metro Halifax newspaper with comments from an anonymous correctional officer who works at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF), also referred to as the Burnside Correctional Facility, or the Burnside Jail.  As the union representing correctional officers, we wanted to proudly support her/his […]

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Press Release – Union working with management on long-term health& safety issues: remains concerned with day-to-day violence at the CNSCF.

PRESS RELEASE June 23, 2014 Halifax: The NSGEU is meeting with management to address long-term health & safety issues for Correctional Officers, members of Local 480, who work at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF) in Burnside but remains concerned about the violence in their workplace on a day-to-day basis. Senior management, NSGEU’s Occupational […]

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