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Molson reaches tentative deal with striking brewery workers in Montreal

Cans of beer are seen on the new Molson Coors can line during its inauguration Monday, March 19, 2012 in Montreal. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

A tentative agreement has been reached between Molson Canada and the union representing some 425 workers in the Montreal area who have been on strike since March.

Both the Teamsters union and the Montreal-based beverage company confirmed the deal Thursday.

Details of the tentative agreement are not being disclosed before they are presented to members.

Read more: Striking Molson workers reject offer as picket lines stretch into 11th week

The dispute has focused particularly on wages amid rampant inflation, along with pension and work scheduling issues.

Local union president Eric Picotte says the three aspects of the dispute “have been addressed to our satisfaction.”

Union members went on strike on March 25 and then rejected a company offer. Workers will vote on the agreement-in-principle Friday evening, with approval leading to a return to work next week.

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