OTTAWA, Oct. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Don Head, Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada, made the following statement on the allegations of staff misconduct at Edmonton Institution.
"In the last months, several allegations of intimidation, bullying and workplace harassment have been made at Edmonton Institution. I want to make it clear that such behaviour is not tolerated in our organization and that it is a priority for me and my management team to ensure employees have a positive work environment free from harassment and discrimination.
Over the past year, I have met with staff at Edmonton Institution to facilitate discussions and to address their concerns. An independent firm was hired to conduct an investigation at Edmonton Institution and disciplinary actions will be taken as appropriate. Staff misconduct is not acceptable and employees will be held accountable for their actions.
Workplace well-being is a matter I take extremely seriously. We are taking the necessary steps to offer our employees the workplace they deserve to effectively carry out their duties. I encourage staff, whether at Edmonton Institution or elsewhere across our organization, who have any concerns about their workplace environment to come forward.
I can attest that the great majority of our employees are dedicated professionals working tirelessly to Change lives and Protect Canadians on a daily basis. They deserve to be treated with respect by their colleagues and managers. I will continue to personally take a lead role in this matter, take concrete steps to address the issues of concern and monitor the outcomes to ensure our actions have a positive impact on our workplace."
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SOURCE Correctional Services of Canada
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