Corrections' wages lacking - BCGEU

The B.C. Government Employees Union is worried about the high turnover rate of correctional officers, which is reportedly close to three-times higher than the average rate for other government jobs.

Dean Purdy, vice president of Corrections and Sheriff Services with BCGEU, said the attrition rate among correction officers in B.C. is currently at 14 per cent each year, compared to attrition rates of about five per cent in "the rest of government."