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Pact with province ends strike by home daycare workers

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A union representi­ng Quebec home daycare workers says an agreement-in-principle has been reached with the province, putting an end to a general strike that began last Monday. The FIPEQ- CSQ union says the deal, reached Sunday with Quebec’s families department, means parents will be able to send their children back to daycare as of Monday. The details of the agreement are expected to be revealed Monday by the union, which represents about 10,000 home daycare workers in Quebec. The workers, who have been demanding higher wages, began a strike Sept. 21 amid stalled contract negotiatio­ns. Quebec Families Minister Mathieu Lacombe confirmed on Twitter that a deal was reached, saying it was excellent news for children and their parents who will once again have access to daycare services.

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