TORONTO, Ont. – Purolator and its Teamster local unions have reached a tentative agreement, avoiding a strike that was set to take effect today.

The tentative deal must still be ratified by members. Purolator’s final offer was initially rejected by members on March 26, setting the stage for a strike this week. Purolator said it ceased accepting shipments on March 28 but is resuming business as usual.

The two sides had been working with Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services to avoid a strike.