Federal prison guards want complete smoking ban

Union seeking labour minister’s leave to sue employer
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 02/09/2007

The union representing 6,000 federal prison guards wants to sue Correctional Service Canada (CSC) for a smoke-free workplace.

The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers says prisoners continue to light up in their cells, despite a year-long ban on indoor smoking.

“We have worked with CSC for years on ways to ensure that the health of our members is not endangered by second-hand smoke," said union president Sylvain Martel in a statement.