Head of Ontario Union to tour Thunder Bay jail
Visit comes a week after incident that saw correctional officer taken hostage
The president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union is in Thunder Bay on Monday to tour the district jail and meet with correctional workers.
Warren "Smokey" Thomas represents some 6 thousand correctional officers across the province.
The visit comes one week after an incident at the Thunder Bay District Jail that saw an officer taken hostage and extensive damage done to the facility.
Steven Small, the assistant deputy minister with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, will also be taken on a tour of the jail.
Ontario correctional officers have rejected a tentative three year deal with the province.The rejection came a week after Ontario announced it hired 91 new officers.