THUNDER BAY -- Members of CUPE Local 87 have voted to give their union a strike mandate, in its negotiations with the City of Thunder Bay.
About 600 city workers were eligible to vote Thursday.
CUPE 87 president Marie Dean says they had a large turnout. Although she won't give a percentage, she says the majority of the members voted in favour of a strike mandate.
Dean says the strike mandate gives the union more clout in its dealings with the city.
The union has now asked for a conciliator to be brought in to aid the negotiations.