City endorses contracts with CUPE

The City of Cornwall Human Resources department at 360 Pitt Street on Monday, June 11, 2018. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy opened Monday night’s council meeting, saying council had endorsed contracts with four CUPE locals during its closed session.

“We have reached agreements with all four locals,” O’Shaughnessy said.

The mayor said all workers will be returning to work as of tomorrow morning but some services may not be fully operating for a day or two, such as the Aquatic Center.

“It’s good news for the City of Cornwall. We welcome our workers back. Certainly, sometimes negotiations are tough. We’re going to move forward,” O’Shaughnessy said.

Earlier today, CUPE said it ratified agreements covering library clerks, paramedics and so-called inside and outside workers.

Later in the evening on Monday, the City said the Cornwall Aquatic Center, Richelieu Day Care and the Winchester satellite social housing office would open Wednesday.