Municipal workers, including paramedics, on strike in Cornwall
CTV Morning Live/Newstalk 580 CFRA
Published Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:57AM EDT
Some municipal workers for the City of Cornwall are on strike.
According to a statement from the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the employees work for Cornwall in “outside” jobs at the library and as paramedics.
They walked off the job at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
CUPE says there will still be paramedics on the road in Cornwall, but not as many. Their essential services agreement requires three cars to remain in service during a strike or lockout, instead of the usual nine.
The union says talks broke down Tuesday, and they say the City is not showing a willingness to get back to the table.
CUPE says “inside” workers at the City of Cornwall could also go on strike soon. Those workers have a strike deadline of May 23.