Carleton University reaches tentative agreement to end strike

Carleton University is trying to recoup nearly $500,000 in pension benefits it paid to a retired professor in the years between when George Roseme went missing and when he was found dead. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

A tentative agreement has been reached to end a nearly month-long strike at Carleton University.

More than 850 administrative, technical, and library workers walked off the job March 5 in a dispute that focused primarily on pensions.

The Ottawa-based university said in a statement Monday night that it came to terms with CUPE Local 2424 after a full day of mediated talks.

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Details will be released after a ratification vote by staff, which the union says is scheduled for Tuesday at 8 p.m.

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CUPE also said picket lines at the university have been suspended.

The university said details about a back-to-work protocol will be provided soon.

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