Saturday, July 31, 2021
ADVT 
National

Federal prison chaplains ratify first contract

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 09 Apr, 2021 08:55 PM
  • Federal prison chaplains ratify first contract

Unionized federal prison chaplains have ratified a contract that includes wage increases and improved working conditions.

The United Steelworkers union says the contract — the chaplains' first collective agreement — provides significant wage hikes for most employees, with pay increasing overall by nine per cent during the next year.

The agreement also addresses workplace issues including practices around expenses, employment status, seniority, promotions and job security.

The union represents about 180 chaplains from a variety of faiths and spiritual practices who provide care to federal inmates.

Chaplaincy services were curtailed last year due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in federal prisons and, as a result, chaplains turned to government-assistance programs for income support.

In 2012, the Correctional Service of Canada outsourced management of chaplaincy services to Bridges of Canada, a private charity.

MORE National ARTICLES

Variant cases to rise in B.C. into May: modelling

Variant cases to rise in B.C. into May: modelling

Jens von Bergmann says based on current vaccination projections, the number of new variant cases should continue to rise into next month

Variant cases to rise in B.C. into May: modelling

Kids less likely to transmit COVID-19 virus: study

Kids less likely to transmit COVID-19 virus: study

Results showed that compared with adults, children were less likely to grow virus in culture and had lower viral concentrations, suggesting they are not the main drivers of transmission.

Kids less likely to transmit COVID-19 virus: study

B.C. teacher charged with child exploitation

B.C. teacher charged with child exploitation

RCMP in 100 Mile House say 33-year-old Vincent Collins of 108 Mile Ranch was arrested while on his way to work.

B.C. teacher charged with child exploitation

Order issued to end encampment in Vancouver park

Order issued to end encampment in Vancouver park

The order comes after the province, city and park board signed a formal agreement this week to end the 10-month encampment that has swelled to roughly 400 tents.

Order issued to end encampment in Vancouver park

B.C. liquor servers to get pay boost

B.C. liquor servers to get pay boost

Labour Minister Harry Bains says he's proud to put an end to the discriminatory lower minimum wage for liquor servers, 80 per cent of whom are women.

B.C. liquor servers to get pay boost

COVID-19 rebate cheques out by end of April​​

COVID-19 rebate cheques out by end of April​​

Two weeks ago, ICBC began mailing small batches of COVID-19 rebate cheques directly to eligible customers.

COVID-19 rebate cheques out by end of April​​

PrevNext