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Tentative deal reached at York University

Sources say three-year deal includes annual raises of 3 per cent and upgrades to benefits and job security

York University has reached a tentative contract agreement with the same employees who waged a recent three-month strike.

CUPE and the university negotiated a three-year contract for some 3,500 contract faculty and teaching assistants.

The agreement, to run until September 2011 if ratified, was achieved with the help of a provincial mediator who was appointed in February.

The strike, which wiped out classes for some 5,000 students, was focused largely on the use of part-time instructors.

Sources say the agreement includes annual raises of three per cent and upgrades to benefits and job security.

Most students, however, face another two months of school because the 85-day strike extended the school year.

The Canadian Press

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