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

Last Updated Jun 17, 2018 at 9:00 am PDT

Children's backpacks and shoes are seen at a CEFA (Core Education and Fine Arts) Early Learning daycare franchise, in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday May 29, 2018. Children in the Montreal and Laval areas can head back to daycare tomorrow now that a 10-day strike affecting about 60 daycare centres has ended. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

MONTREAL – Children in the Montreal and Laval areas can head back to daycare tomorrow 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.

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.

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