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Workers from the Canadian Museum of Civilization and Canadian War Museum were back on the job yesterday after voting Tuesday to accept a four-year deal. The vote ended a 12-week strike by employees represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada.

According to a PSAC release, the new deal commits the museums to use attrition to minimize job losses, restricts contracting out, creates seven new permanent part-time positions and aligns parental and maternity leaves with Quebec Parental Insurance legislation. Both institutions - the civilization museum is in Gatineau, Que., the war museum in Ottawa - remained open throughout the strike.

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