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Striking members of the UFCW union have reached a tentative deal with Superstore parent company Loblaw. (CBC)

Striking workers at Real Canadian Superstores across Alberta have reached a tentative deal with their employer.

Parent company Loblaws announced the agreement early Monday morning as the strike entered its second day.

“Picketing will continue and Superstore employees are asked to maintain picket lines,” the union said on its Facebook site, citing the need to keep the pressure on Loblaws until the deal is finalized.

About 8,500 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 401 voted 93 per cent in favour of strike action several weeks ago, with the union demanding improved benefits, wages and rights.

The 55 Superstore and Liquorstore locations across Alberta have remained open and staffed by managers during the strike.

Voting will take place on Tuesday across the province.