From the Ottawa Citizen website:
Officials at the Canada Industrial Relations Board cannot say yet when they will hold a vote by the membership of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 279, who have been on strike since Dec. 10.
Sylvie Riverin, communications manager at the board, said board employees are working as fast as they can to get the vote going and a time may be scheduled later today but, more likely, it will be Monday before arrangements for the vote will be finalized.
Later on, the story said that the Canada Industrial Relations Board is looking for public submissions. Details are in bold text below.
Ms. Ambrose also ordered board officials to determine what, if any, service union members must provide during the strike.
Board officials are trying to determine if public health or safety has been put at risk because of the strike, which has completely shut down regular transit service in the city.
If they determine the strike has affected public health or safety, they can order union members to provide some specific transit service during the general labour stoppage.
They are asking members of the public to make submissions on the issue. If you would like to do so, the board can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax at 613-941-4461; by regular mail or by hand at Canada Industrial Relations Board, Regional Director, C.D. Howe Building, 4th Floor West, 240 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0X8.