The CBC is reporting that Corner Brook – immediately following the signing of a four-year agreement to increase pay to its firefighters – has laid off 4 firefighters. “Throughout the entire bargaining process, union officials were advised that the city could not meet their salary demands without workforce changes. The union was adamant that they would not partake in any discussion relating to staff reductions yet continued to demand a wage increase,” said Corner Brook Mayor Neville Greeley in a news release today. Looks like the union called the city’s bluff and 4 of its members paid the price.

Source: CBC