Media Advisory - First responders fight to establish the presumption that PTSD is an occupational stress injury

HALIFAX, Nov. 9, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) and members of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) will gather tomorrow at Province House to raise awareness about the first responders' profession and the incidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in this particular occupational group.

Members of the Legislative Assembly, media representatives and citizens of Halifax will be invited to enter a 53-foot truck, transformed into a travelling museum, in which they will live one minute in the shoes of a correctional officer.


What :

Demonstration of Correctional Officers

When :

Thursday, November 10th, at noon

Where :

Behind the Province House

Corner of Granville and Georges St.

Halifax, Nova Scotia


Jeffery Wilkins, UCCO-SACC-CSN Atlantic Regional President and Jason MacLean, NSGEU President, will be on site to answer questions from journalists.



For further information: Olivia Tynes, Atlantic Regional Vice-President (UCCO-SACC-CSN), 902 890-1916


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