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Edmonton Public Library says tentative deal reached with union, libraries to stay open – Edmonton [Video]

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Hours after news emerged that a tentative deal between the City of Edmonton and the union representing thousands of its workers had been reached to avoid a strike, the Edmonton Public Library announced Thursday night that it too had reached a deal with the union.

In a news release issued just before 10 p.m., the EPL said all libraries will stay open after it reached a tentative agreement with Civic Service Union 52 that would prevent any labour disruption for now.

“I am pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between CSU 52 and EPL,” EPL CEO Pilar Martinez said in a statement.

“While this tentative agreement must be ratified by EPL’s union members, we are delighted that Edmontonians may continue to access all EPL services while this process is underway.”

CSU 52 tweeted about the deal.

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