The provincial government has reached a tentative deal to avoid a potential strike by corrections workers at jails in Ontario.
OPSEU members were ready to take legal strike action as of 12:01 a.m. Sunday with public service managers on standby to run the jails.
However, both sides had been meeting with a mediator since Friday in hopes of averting a strike.
OPSEU president Smokey Thomas indicated that nurses, maintenance crews and kitchen staff should not report to work during a strike if they were to feel unsafe, but Deputy Premier Deb Matthews had warned that those workers were expected to show up as usual.
A news conference is expected to take place at 11 a.m. in Toronto at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel located at 33 Gerrard Street West.