Inmates at Mountain trying to form union

Inmates at Mountain Institution are reportedly in the final stages of applying to create a labour union.

Their lawyer Natalie Dunbar has been quoted by several media outlets saying that organizers at Mountain Institution in Agassiz are trying to sign up members for ConFederation, Canadian Prisoners’ Labour Union, Local 001.

Reports say the inmates are not trying to create another prisoners’ rights group but want the right to assemble as any other workers to vote about forming a union that will deal with their various complaints.

Dunbar has not yet returned requests for interviews by The Observer.