More than a year ago, the Port of Montreal’s dockworkers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, voted 99.5 per cent in favour of a strike, but to date no action had be taken. This week, they voted again, with 99.4% indicating support of a strike. The Canada Industrial Relations Board is in the process of determining which essential services should be maintained during the strike. The workers include heavy equipment operators, signalmen, ship’s helpers, electricians and mechanics. They are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, affiliated with the FTQ.