Kingston prison farms to reopen

February 28, 2018

Thanks to the efforts of so many people - including many USJE members - the federal budget has allocated funds to reopen the Collins Bay...

Riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary

December 16, 2016

Following Wednesday’s riot, USGE Regional Vice President, Barry Stolar, traveled to the Saskatchewan Pen to talk with USGE members, assist the Local Executive, and provide...

Government repeals anti-union legislation

October 20, 2016

On Wednesday, Parliament voted to adopt Bill C-4, a government bill that repeals the previous Conservative government’s controversial anti-union bills C-377 and C-525.

Earlier this year,...

Save Our Farms - Online Public Consultation

July 8, 2016

Some of you may remember USGE’s participation in the Save Our Farms campaign from 2009. Despite the campaign’s efforts, all prison farms had been closed...

Why this union cares about Syrians

October 24, 2015

The following article by Stan Stapleton, USGE National President, was published in the Ottawa Sun on Saturday October 17, 2015.

This morning,...

(In French) Réinsertion sociale des détenus: des coupes dangereuses?

May 22, 2015

From La Presse:

(Ottawa) Des compressions dans des programmes de réinsertion sociale des détenus dans des pénitenciers fédéraux mettent la sécurité du public en...