Brookside inmates have ‘free rein,’ union charges

Posted By PETE FISHER, NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY

COBOURG -The president of the local union representing Brookside Youth Centre staff has harsh words for the Ministry of Children and Youth Services following an alleged assault last month on three workers.

“I truly believe a staff member will be killed, if not a youth, in the very near future in one of our five facilities,” said Peter Harding, president of Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 337, who also sits on various provincial committees regarding youth justice¬† .(more)

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