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Strike at South West Detention Centre likely, union says

A strike at the South West Detention Centre in Windsor is likely says the union president who represents correctional workers there and that has him concerned about safety.

Randy Simpraga, president of OPSEU Local 135, which represents guards at the local jail, says if there is a strike, staffing would be no more than 20 per cent of where it should be.

He says that could make it a dangerous situation for workers and inmates.

“I understand most listeners would say, ‘too bad, they’re in jail,'” Simpraga said. “Our job is care, custody and control. That’s what we provide so its going to get worse.”

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