TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Correctional officers at Toronto West Detention Centre have planned a three-hour information picket Aug. 16 to protest the unjust dismissal of Dan Marshall, president of Local 517 represented by the Ontario Public Service Union, and two others at the facility.
The union says the firings divert attention from serious problems of overcrowding, understaffing and violence against correctional officers at the Toronto West Detention Centre. Unless these problems are addressed soon TWDC could witness the same level of violence and inmate disturbance as experienced recently at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre in London.
|Info picket planned to protest dismissal of three officers at Toronto West jail|
|Date:||Thursday Aug. 16|
|Time:||10 a.m. - 1 p.m.|
|Location:||Toronto West Detention Centre, 111 Disco Road, Toronto|
For further information:
Chief Steward, OPSEU Local 517