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Please find excerpt from an article published by Global News:


“A looming strike by Canada Border Services Agency workers was averted Tuesday after the union representing over 9,000 employees announced they have reached a tentative contract agreement.


The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) were in intense negotiations with the federal government over a new contract that were extended last week to allow more time for talks. Both sides were facing down a 12:01 a.m. Friday deadline, when the union said job action would begin if no deal was reached.


“Our bargaining team has been working around the clock to secure the best contract for our members, and this tentative agreement is a testament to their incredible hard work and dedication,” PSAC national president Sharon DeSousa said in a statement, calling the result "a well-deserved victory" for all union members.


Details of the agreement were not immediately released. Members are being told they will see the full deal on Thursday.


The Treasury Board Secretariat said in a statement the tentative deal will include "wage enhancements and other benefits for employees."


"The government and PSAC have spent long hours at the bargaining table to find solutions and common ground," the statement said. "In the end, an agreement was reached that is fair for employees and reasonable for Canadians."





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