News *UPDATE* AIRPORT WORKERS VOTE TO STRIKE SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 2019 The 19 outside workers at the Timmins Victor M. Power Airport have voted in favour of strike action. But their union isn’t ready to commit to a work stoppage just yet. The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees has been threatening to go on strike as of Friday. It accuses the City of Timmins — which operates the regional airport serving Northeastern Ontario and the James Bay coast — of trying to roll back wages in a sneaky maneuvre. The city is offering a 1.5% raise, but the union says benefits concessions the city is demanding result in a net reduction. UCTE won’t say how many of the workers, who snowplow the runways and do other work around the airport, voted for a strike, other than to call it “overwhelming”. The union says it never releases those numbers. It also says the vote sets the stage for a strike, but a final decision will be made during meetings on Thursday. We’ll have more as it becomes available right here and on Moose FM News.