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City workers give CUPE strike mandate

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.
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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.

(TBT News)