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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Warning About Cuts To Snow Plowing On Provincial Highways

A warning from the Canadian Union of Public Employees, representing highway workers in the province speaking out about 9 million dollars in cuts to the winter maintenance program and snow plowing.

The President of CUPE local 1190, Andy Hardy claims the Transportation Department will be making do with 55 fewer pieces of equipment to plow the roads. He warns it will take longer to get around to plowing some of the rural roads.

In addition to less snow removal equipment, Hardy charges there will be 70 fewer operators as well as further reductions in the sand and salt budgets but, at the same time, 6.2 million has gone to a consulting firm in Quebec.