CORNWALL, Ont. – Paramedics in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry voted last night to ratify the Memorandum of Agreement reached between their union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the City of Cornwall.
The Paramedics, members of CUPE 3251-Para, hope this new deal will help stem the brain drain. Eight experienced Paramedics from Cornwall and SD&G have left to work elsewhere for higher wages and better working conditions since March 2007. CUPE said wage parity with their eastern Ontario counterparts was a top concern in this round of negotiations.
City Council is expected to ratify the deal on December 8.
David Robbins, CUPE Communications: cell 613.878.1431