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March 5, 2020

MANITOBA IMPLEMENTING PLANS TO SUPPORT STAFF AFFECTED BY CORRECTIONAL CENTRE CLOSURE



The Manitoba government has established a new transition committee to work with staff affected by the upcoming closure of the Dauphin Correctional Centre (DCC) and help connect them with employment, training and other resources, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today.

“We recognize this is a challenging time for employees and their families, which is why we are putting additional supports in place during this transition,” said Cullen.  “The goal of this transition committee is to help answer questions, identify resources and connect our employees and their families with their next opportunity.”

The work of this committee extends beyond the agreements in place with the union and other requirements set out under the collective agreement, the minister noted.  The transition committee will:
•    connect employees with other public service jobs throughout Manitoba, based on their qualifications, interests and preferences;
•    help family members who are also government employees to find other provincial opportunities in new locations;
•    find opportunities for retraining or other employment for those who wish to remain in Dauphin and the surrounding region; and
•    identify other resources available to support employees and their family members.

The transition committee includes representatives from various government departments, including human resources professionals, and the Dauphin Economic Development HUB, who will help to ensure the group is aware of all opportunities in the region.

DCC employees have received initial information about the role of the committee, and additional information will be available to employees and Manitobans in the weeks ahead, leading up to the closure of DCC.

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