Our Union was established in 1999 and has been responsible for providing outstanding Union representation in prisons ever since.
CANZ: the only union run by Corrections staff, for Corrections staff
CANZ is an industry specific and specialised union for Corrections staff working inside the wire. We only represent people working in prisons. As a result, we have achieved more for our members than any other union in terms of wage increases, better working conditions and improved personal safety.
The unmatched advantage we have as a union is we are represented in every prison in New Zealand. We are operated by Corrections staff, for Corrections staff. This means we have the specialist knowledge and experience to support our members through any issues.
CANZ offers many benefits for our members including tiered support up to legal counsel, member only discounts, the cheapest fees for people working inside the wire and much more…
We are New Zealand’s only Prison Specific Union, made up of Frontline workers supporting Frontline workers within the Prison walls.
Become a member
Becoming a member is a straightforward process. Simply complete and return our application form and you’re covered. Union fees aren’t charged during training or your first 12 weeks with corrections…
CANZ was born from the need to have one union representing the interests and needs of people working in prisons. Since then, we have achieved more for our members than any other union …
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CANZ is an industry specific and specialised trade union, run by Corrections staff for Corrections staff. We only represent people working inside the wire.
We have union representatives working in every prison across New Zealand, so wherever you work, you have our support. No other trade union offers people working inside the wire this level of support.
Download and complete the application form. We need your signature on the form, so please scan it and return it once complete. We do not need your employee number at this stage.