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Alberta suggests it may discipline some jail guards who took part in strike

By The Canadian Press   

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EDMONTON — The Alberta government is suggesting it may discipline some jail guards who took part in a recent illegal strike.

Deputy Solicitor General Tim Grant says there is a report that some guards who left their posts at the Edmonton Remand Centre when the strike began may have put inmates, managers and other guards in danger.

In a statement, he says the report will be investigated and those involved will be dealt with appropriately.

Grant, a former Canadian Forces major-general who commanded troops in Afghanistan, does not say what appropriately means.

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says the threat of discipline breaks the government’s promise of amnesty that helped end the strike.


Union president Guy Smith says the government’s conduct is inflamming a volatile situation at the remand centre and he will be filing a complaint with the labour relations board.

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