A tentative deal has been reached for Canadian port workers

Thousands of port workers along Canada’s western shore could soon be back to work.

This comes after the union and port owners issued a joint statement saying they reached a tentative deal. CBC Radio Canada says no details of that agreement have been released, but both sides are encouraging members to ratify the agreement. Work stopped from July 1st through the 13th.

Canadian grain monitors say while the effects of the strike may not be evident right now, it will take months to clear the backlog because harvest of grains like cereals and oilseeds is now starting to pick up.