Municipal workers, including paramedics, on strike in Cornwall
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.
CUPE National Representative Alison Denis tells CTV Morning Live the main issues in the dispute are wages, and concessions the City of Cornwall is asking for in talks. Denis would not elaborate on the concession demands.
No new talks are scheduled.
With files from Josh Pringle, CTV Morning Live.