A lot of correctional employees were late for work this morning as the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers held up traffic at the entrance to the Drumheller Institution.
"We're doing a little contract awareness," explained local union president Jake Suezle. "We're looking for our collective agreement and slowing entry into the institution this morning."
"Contract negotiations start again this morning and we're doing the same thing across the country this morning," he added.
A caller who alerted 99.5 Drum FM to the work action called it a work to rule campaign, but Suezle said that's not exactly accurate.
"A work to rule isn't what's happening today, we're just taking the opportunity to share some information with our members on the way to work and slowing the entry down a little bit."
Each vehicle was stopped at the front gate of the penetentiary for about five minutes, creating a lineup that stretched all the way back to Highway 9.
Penetentiary management was on the scene and those who chose to bypass the stoppage were let in. There were no altercations.