Cornwall city strike or lockout date set

CORNWALL – A strike or lockout of most of the city’s front-line workers  will happen on May 17 if no agreement can be reached.

CUPE announced today (May 1) that the Ministry of Labour has endorsed its no-board report, setting a strike or lockout deadline at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Around 400 full-time workers, representing outside jobs, the Cornwall Public Library and paramedics with the Cornwall-SDG Paramedic Services have been without a contract since 2016 and 2015.

Workers at Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge asked for a no-board report, but their matter will go to binding arbitration because they are declared an essential service.

Paramedics will be in a limited service situation if a strike or lockout happens.

The union says it’s offered every day except one between now and May 17 to meet with the City of Cornwall.