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Tentative deal reached between Vancouver Art Gallery and striking workers

Last Updated Feb 10, 2019 at 11:52 pm PDT

Vancouver Art Gallery (Sonia Aslam, NEWS 1130, Photo)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – After nearly a week on strike, workers at the Vancouver Art Gallery could be soon going back to work.

Negotiators have reached a tentative agreement after meeting with a mediator this weekend.

The 200 unionized employees, represented by CUPE 15, took up picket signs on Tuesday.

Employees have been without a collective agreement since July of 2017.

The union had said previous wage proposals by the employer failed to keep up with inflation, and fell “far short of addressing the cost of living challenges” the workers have to deal with.

But according to the Art Gallery, unionized employees have actually seen their benefits improved.

Employees will take a ratification vote on Monday.