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University of Guelph and CUPE 3913 reached tentative agreement Saturday

The University of Guelph and CUPE 3913, the union that represents teaching assistants and sessional lecturers, reached a tentative agreement Saturday afternoon.

The two sides worked with a provincially appointed mediator

The University of Guelph's teaching assistants and sessional lecturers, from CUPE local 3913, reached a tentative agreement Saturday afternoon. (University of Guelph)

The University of Guelph and CUPE 3913, the union that represents teaching assistants and sessional lecturers, reached a tentative agreement late Saturday afternoon.

The university and CUPE 3913 have been negotiating a renewal agreement since September 2016.

The two sides worked with a provincially appointed mediator to come to an agreement, which now requires approval from both parties.

"First and foremost it means that there will not be a strike. Bargaining unit members for both units will be contacted (soon) in order to participate in an online vote to ratify the tentative settlement agreement," CUPE 3913 posted Saturday.

The union added there would be an information session prior to the vote to "walk everyone through their new collective agreement."

Details of the agreement will remain confidential until ratified by CUPE 3913 and the university's Board of Governors.

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