OPSEU Correctional Officers and the Dispute at Hamilton-Wentworth
OPSEU Local 248 represents more than 200 correctional officers and support
staff at Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre (HWDC). Eighty correctional
officers are on duty at any given time.
Local 248 and management continue a
standoff with regard to a health & safety and disciplinary dispute. Officers
are demanding that they be allowed to wear their protective vests while
searching for missing metal objects in the facility. Management has
inexplicably denied this request, and are refusing to allow officers in the
facility until the officers back down on their demands.
September 12, 2012 OPSEU has reached an
agreement with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services with
respect to the nearly month-long health and safety dispute at Hamilton-Wentworth
Detention Centre (HWDC).
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OPS solidarity with correctional officers
September 10, 2012 OPS teams and staff wear black and stand in solidarity with
the OPSEU members locked out at the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre.
Corrections Locals rally September 11 in support of Hamilton