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|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/08/2013

Foreign diplomats end strike, pen new deal with Treasury Board

OTTAWA — The longest strike in public service history — six months — is over. Canada’s diplomats have reached a tentative collective agreement with the federal government.

The agreement was signed on Sept. 26 following a week of secretive talks. All strike action both in Canada and abroad was stopped by the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) following the compromise.