Ottawa correctional officers prepare for ‘long, nasty strike’

Off-duty correctional officers picket outside the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre

Correctional officers at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre are protesting as the province installs portable living quarters for managers outside the jail as a contingency plan for a looming strike.

Correctional officers across the province have been without a contract for more than a year and will be in a legal strike position at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday after the latest round of negotiations were unsuccessful. Contract talks are expected to resume Friday.

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Source: CBC News – Ottawa
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