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CUPE Local 926 approves tentative agreement for striking Wilfrid Laurier University workers

The union for striking custodial workers, groundskeepers and tradespeople at Wilfrid Laurier University has approved the tentative agreement, which was reached late Friday.

110 custodial, groundskeepers and tradespeople went on strike almost a week ago

Wilfrid Laurier University said now that the union has approved the tentative contract agreement, workers will be recalled on their next scheduled shift. (GatorEG/Wikipedia)

The union for 110 striking custodial staff, groundskeepers and tradespeople at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo has approved a new contract.

A tentative agreement had been reached with the school on Friday. It will be put to Laurier's Board of Governors for ratification later this week.

Only once the agreement is ratified, will the details be made public. 

The university said it will recall its workers, who walked off the job nearly a week ago, on their next scheduled shifts.  

The president of the CUPE local 926 said the agreement doesn't address all of the workers' concerns, but said it is better than previous agreements. 

With files from The Canadian Press