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CORNWALL, Ont. – Representatives of CUPE 3251 are encouraged by progress made in mediation talks today, Friday, June 9th, on behalf of 125 municipal workers, but Cornwall Council still holds the key to a settlement without a strike, according to CUPE national representative Bob Manny.

We spent a long day in mediation and made a lot of headway, but we’re not quite there yet,” said Manny. “Some outstanding issues couldn’t be settled without management seeking approval from Cornwall Council, and we understand that management negotiators will meet with councillors at an in-camera session on Monday, June 12th, to seek clarification.”

We have scheduled a meeting Monday evening with our members, to show them what’s on the table,” said Manny. “Hopefully Council will approve the few outstanding items before then, because Monday night our members will vote on the package, and that will determine whether we’re looking at a settlement or a strike.”

CUPE 3251 workers offer the following services: water treatment, sewers, social services, social assistance, Ontario Works, building inspections, office and clerical services, by-law enforcement, childcare, pools and the aquatic centre, engineering and city construction projects, and other city services.


For further information, please contact:
Bob Manny
CUPE National Representative

Robert Lamoureux
CUPE Communications