A tentative agreement has been reached between CUPE 3902 Unit 3 and the University of Toronto regarding contracts for the university’s sessional lecturers, writing instructors, and music professionals.

CUPE released a short statement on its social media pages announcing the agreement.

“We are pleased to announce that after almost 24 hours of bargaining with the assistance of a Conciliation Officer, your elected Unit 3 Bargaining Team has reached a tentative agreement with the University of Toronto,” the statement reads.

The agreement comes after 91 per cent of Unit 3 members voted “yes” in a strike mandate vote, which would have permitted the bargaining team to go on strike on behalf of members if an agreement had not been reached.

Bargaining efforts between CUPE and U of T have been ongoing over the past few months, with the university presenting several offers to the labour union’s bargaining team.

CUPE’s latest bargaining campaign sought to establish a $10,000 rate of pay for a half-course, increase job stability, and create more permanent positions.

“Details of the agreement as well as the process for ascension and ratification will be forthcoming,” continued the CUPE’s social media statement.

This article will be updated as more details are released.

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