CUPE Workers in Cornwall Set to Return to Work Tuesday JUNE 12, 2018

CUPE Workers in Cornwall Set to Return to Work Tuesday JUNE 12, 2018

Cornwall Ontario –   CUPE sent out a release today. The four CUPE locals who have been on strike in Cornwall have each ratified their tentative agreements.  Assuming City Council and the Library Board both ratify from management’s side today, people will return to work on Tuesday. Oddly enough more questions are being asked now than […]

CUPE Wins Strike in Cornwall – Workers to Vote on Tentative Agreement 060816

CUPE Wins Strike in Cornwall – Workers to Vote on Tentative Agreement 060816

Cornwall Ontario – Tentative agreement reached in Cornwall city workers’ strike according to the CUPE release below. After a leak by Councilor Andre Rivette to CBC and CFN and our story by former HR Manager Rob Menagh it appeared that the city would have to capitulate on its demand for a clawback of sick leave benefits. […]

Cornwall Back to Table with CUPE After LAST OFFER Rejected by 92.5% by Jamie Gilcig 060618

Cornwall Back to Table with CUPE After LAST OFFER Rejected by 92.5% by Jamie Gilcig 060618

Cornwall Ontario –   After the City of Cornwall’s supposed “Final” offer was rejected by CUPE both sides are back at the table today according to a CUPE release which hinted that the city needed to work with the Union to find a solution. Sources say that the City has no choice but to capitulate and […]

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams Issues No Comment After CUPE Rejects Leave Clawback Proposal by 92.5%

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams Issues No Comment After CUPE Rejects Leave Clawback Proposal by 92.5%

Cornwall Ontario –  Taxpayers and users of city services are in the fog as to what will happen next regarding the strike by over 400 CUPE workers for the City of Cornwall. The City has put itself in an apparently untenable position by attempting to see short term leave rates clawed back, something former HR […]

BREAKING – Former Cornwall HR Manager Clarifies Rivette Bomb in CUPE STRIKE 060418

BREAKING – Former Cornwall HR Manager Clarifies Rivette Bomb in CUPE STRIKE 060418

Cornwall Ontario –  Cornwall council has embarrassed the city multiple times over the last few terms.   From the Fitzpatrick scandals, to the CFN boycott that included a mayor hitting the panic button over a t shirt he didn’t like, to this writers false arrest during the election while the mayor and his campaign manager were […]

Rivette Drops Bomb in CUPE Strike – Blames CAO Adams & Geoff Clarke MURPHY Supports Leave Pullback

Rivette Drops Bomb in CUPE Strike – Blames CAO Adams & Geoff Clarke MURPHY Supports Leave Pullback

Cornwall Ontario – The buzz finally hit the page as Cornwall City Councilor Andre Rivette leaked to the CBC and then confirmed with CFN,  that the issue that led to the CUPE strike is the city asking the union to move from 100% of wages for up to 17 weeks per year of short term […]

As CUPE Strike Drums Beat in Cornwall Ontario – Maybe Cut Management Salaries by 25%? A Thought by Jamie Gilcig 043018

As CUPE Strike Drums Beat in Cornwall Ontario – Maybe Cut Management Salaries by 25%? A Thought by Jamie Gilcig 043018

Cornwall Ontario –  Call it a Million Dollar Solution!    Even CUPE knows that Cornwall is in a budget crisis, but sometimes you need dramatic solutions to dramatic problems. You can’t blame city workers and their union for trying to improve their lot.  It’s part of what they do. The entire blame for this lies […]

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams & Geoff Clarke Failure Leads to CUPE Strike Mandate 031418

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams & Geoff Clarke Failure Leads to CUPE Strike Mandate 031418

Cornwall Ontario – After years of labour peace it seems giving managers double digit raises while freezing hiring and wages for union staff leads to Strike votes. CUPE issued the following: Cornwall municipal workers give their union overwhelming strike mandate CORNWALL, ON – Municipal workers in Cornwall have given their union a strong strike mandate following […]

CAO Maureen Adams Needs How Many HR Managers in Cornwall? By Jamie Gilcig 031118

CAO Maureen Adams Needs How Many HR Managers in Cornwall?  By Jamie Gilcig 031118

Cornwall Ontario –  The budget process has been so weird this year in Cornwall that the CBC gave a dingle to councilor Mark MacDonald who was the most diplomatic I’ve ever heard him be while hammering at the fact that it’s time to look at the big ticket items rather than meandering about cuts to […]

A Day Late. I Make my Announcment to the Public by Jamie Gilcig – Oct 28, 2014

A Day Late.  I Make my Announcment to the Public by Jamie Gilcig – Oct 28, 2014

I was supposed to make an announcement yesterday and delayed.  Frankly I wrestled with whether to go public or not, but after much thought and consideration I have decided to be go through with the announcement. Some may know that my background isn’t journalism, but screen writing. It was my birthday gift to myself when […]

CFN Municipal Candidate Reviews For Cornwall CLARKE GARDINER E. MACDONALD FROST

CFN Municipal Candidate Reviews For Cornwall CLARKE GARDINER E. MACDONALD FROST

CFN is reviewing and rating local candidates this election instead of endorsing. Our next candidates for review are  Pat Clarke, Syd Gardiner, Elaine MacDonald & Brock Frost. Pat Clarke seems like a nice man.  Sadly he’s a nice man that someone has put up to run for public office; most likely his buddy Glen Grant […]