Ucco Global Agreement 2018

Ucco Global Agreement 2018

Bargaining Partners: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (Esquimalt) (West) (FGDTLC (W)) Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 30. January 2023 Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration In this text, we are witnessing equal risks in the context of employment contracts between prison officers and the state – and we show the transcendence of risk logics, from segregation to the accompanying body in the Community, for the purpose of rehabilitation and liberation planning. Women in detention are constantly being pushed back into the re-registered form of stupid but potentially dangerous returns — even more so than male prisoners. Instead, the purpose of women`s escorts must be justified and their behavioral characteristics acceptable. The text of the comprehensive agreement, as well as the various UCCO publications on the criminal treatment of women convicted by the state, reflects the anti-feminist counter-reaction that was triggered in the days following the publication of the Fifth Estate video, as well as the Arbour inquiry that called for an end to long-term segregation. Dell, Filmore and Kilty (reference Dell, Fillmore and Kilty2009) argue that the punishable treatment of women held by the CSC, especially those who injure themselves or are violent, is rooted in a misogynistic ideology that finds women attentive, manipulative and even seductive in their behaviour towards employees. As noted in this article, UCCO has repeatedly called for better protection than workers against « offenders » infected with infectious and violent diseases, thereby endangering prison officers. For example, in 2014, the Conservative federal government introduced Bill C-4 – an omnibus bill that contained amendments to the Canadian Labour Code, in particular, that requires all rights-based claims, such as refusal to work or work-related injury claims, by health and safety officials designated by the Department of Finance , must be judged. The definition of « danger » in the workplace has also been capped in Bill C-4 to mean « any danger, condition or activity that can reasonably be expected to pose an immediate or serious threat to the life or health of a person exposed to it. » UCCO has condemned the federal government to water down the definition of a hazardous workplace by introducing the word « immediate danger » and not « potential » and excluding a person as a potential threat or condition that could pose an immediate or serious threat to the life or health of a worker. During its negotiations, the union leadership argued that inmates pose the greatest danger to prison officers in the workplace: « UCCO is the most active union for successful complaints in the federal public service, citing hazardous work care in the labour code » (UCCO-SACC-CSN 2014, 7). For example, in their recent employment contract, the CSC and UCCO-SACC entered into a comprehensive agreement to clarify certain provisions of the collective agreement.

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