Custodial workers at Waterloo’s Wilfrid Laurier University say their union has reached a tentative agreement with their employer.
The group which consists of custodial staff, groundskeepers and tradespeople have been on strike for almost a week.
The agreement comes just one day after protests erupted outside of the campus.
The president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees local 926 says that although the agreement doesn’t address all of the workers’ concerns, it is an improvement to the previous agreements that have been put forward.
Members of the union are expected to review the proposed tentative agreement on Sunday.
Details of the agreement though, will be released until workers have voted in whether or not to accept it.
One of the sticking points of the agreement was that the university has asked for a “carte blache” so that they may contract out work.
Summer classes are currently in session at Wilfrid Laurier University and will continue from July through to August.