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Daycare workers’ union lifts strike affecting centres in Montreal and Laval

In this file photo, unionized daycare workers demonstrate outside the Sauvé metro station in Montreal on, Friday June 15, 2018.
In this file photo, unionized daycare workers demonstrate outside the Sauvé metro station in Montreal on, Friday June 15, 2018. Staff/ Global News

Children in the Montreal and Laval areas can head back to daycare Monday now that a 10-day strike affecting about 60 daycare centres has ended.

The union representing the workers says it lifted the strike after receiving a proposal submitted by mediators from Quebec’s labour department.

READ MORE: Are Montreal parents paying the price for daycare strike?

Workers will vote on the new deal next weekend but will head back to work in the meantime.

The main sticking points in the dispute included working conditions, scheduling work hours, call-back lists and seniority.

READ MORE: Thousands affected as Montreal and Laval daycare workers hold strike

The union says it will present the deal favourably to its members.

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