Striking workers at the Labatt brewery in St. John's voted Thursday afternoon to accept a tentative agreement.

NAPE, which represents 52 workers at the Leslie Street brewery, said the agreement deals with a disciplinary action that strikers previously found difficult to accept.

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  • The strikers voted down a previous tentative deal Saturday, because they felt disciplinary action against seven members was too harsh.

    NAPE said it agreed to a 23-week suspension for seven employees involved in the wildcat strike.

    The union said Labatt had been pushing for stiffer penalties, with probation for two years after the workers were back on the job.

    Representative Chris Henley said that changed during talks that concluded Thursday morning.

    "We have been able to convince the company to modify their position on the discipline and we now believe that the position that the company has put forward will be satisfactory to the membership," Henley said before voting began.