City workers, including paramedics, strike in Cornwall, Ont.

Picket lines set up after talks reached impasse: CUPE
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 05/17/2018
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About 150 inside workers, also represented by CUPE, have a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. next Wednesday.
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CORNWALL, Ont. (CP) — More than 230 city workers, including paramedics, are on strike in Cornwall, Ont.

City officials say the strike began at 6 a.m. Thursday and it also includes outside and library workers.

Their union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) , says the workers set up picket lines after contract talks reached an impasse.

About 150 inside workers, also represented by CUPE, have a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. next Wednesday.

Paramedics' right to strike is partially limited by an essential services agreement.

The city is urging only patients with urgent health issues to call for an ambulance because the number of ambulances available will be reduced from the usual nine during the day and six at night.

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