CFN – The City of Cornwall is having one of its many in camera super secret cone of silence meetings 4:30 PM Monday in advance of its scheduled open meeting.
|Meeting Date:||Mon August 26, 2013 04:30 PM|
|Location:||Council Chambers, 360 Pitt Street, Cornwall, Ontario|
|Chair:||Bob Kilger, Mayor|
|Prepared By:||Manon L. Poirier, Deputy Clerk|
A Special In-Camera Session is to be held on Monday, August 26, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. to address matters pertaining to Section 239 (2) and (3.1) of the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. 2001 S.O. 2001, Chapter 25:
Item 1 – Employee Relations
239.(2) (b) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees; and
239 (2) (d) labour relations or employee negotiations.
The buzz is that there has been a major disaster over the five municipal works employees that had been fired.
Please be advised that Mayor Bob Kilger has called a Special Council Meeting for Monday, August 26, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. The Mayor will immediately be asking for a Motion to move into an In-Camera Session.
Rumors are that two of the workers have been reinstated including potential mayoral candidate Todd Lalonde, while the remaining three have
been forced agreed to enter into retirement.
The City is still refusing all comment which begs the next question which is how much has this disaster cost taxpayers?
After all you don’t fire someone without cause in this day and age of unions and social media, right? And were the decisions to retire workers and reinstate politicked or simply the unions fighting for their people?
At the end of the day doesn’t the public deserve clear answers and the poor workers and their families surely deserve better as well? One insider was stating that the Fire Chief warned workers not to take breaks at Tim Hortons any longer for fear of retribution which if true is kind of insane. Several city workers have complained of conditions since the incident.
Should city staff have to live in fear of going through humiliating processes like this?
The biggest questions need to be answered by HR Manager Dail Levesque and CAO Norm Levac. If the city has messed it these two gentlemen are the cause and should have to be accountable.
We will be following and updating this story as more information becomes available. Calls to the city for follow up as per their release went to voicemail several times.
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