EDMONTON – An agreement has been reached between the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and the Alberta government to end the wildcat strikes that began at the new Edmonton Remand Centre Friday afternoon.

Workers will return to their job sites at 7 a.m. tomorrow.


  • New occupational health and safety review to investigate and address concerns that have been raised regarding the new Edmonton Remand Centre, concerns to be addressed expeditiously
  • No retribution to individual members of the union

“Over the last five days, Albertans and Canadians have been made explicitly aware of the health and safety concerns of front-line correctional peace officers. These officers do a demanding job, in a challenging environment and do so proudly,” said AUPE President Guy Smith.

“These officers need to know when they are on duty that their health and safety is protected and that the concerns they raise will be addressed seriously,” said Smith.

“Because of the strength shown by members at all correctional facilities province-wide, and by the sheriffs, court clerks, probation officers, social workers and others who joined them in solidarity, worksites like the new Edmonton Remand Centre will be safer,” Smith said.