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Striking Treasury Board workers have a tentative deal

After two years of bargaining and a strike that has lasted almost two weeks, 120,000 Treasury Board workers have a tentative deal.

The strike continues for Canada Revenue Agency workers, another 35,000 federal public servants.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada says the agreement includes a wage increase of 12.6 per cent over three years and a one-time lump sum payment of $2,500.

The union says it also secured an additional fourth year in the agreement.

“PSAC members will now have access to additional protection when subject to arbitrary decisions about remote work. We have negotiated language in a letter of agreement that requires managers to assess remote work requests individually, not by group, and provide written responses that will allow members and PSAC to hold the employer accountable to equitable and fair decision-making on remote work,” read a statement from PSAC.

The agreement also calls for a joint committee to review training courses related to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The union said workers will get a full explanation of the agreement in the coming days.

Treasury Board workers will return to work on Monday.

More to come.

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