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Deltaport container terminal and Westshore coal terminal located at Roberts Bank, Delta.unknown

A brief strike effectively ended at a Canadian coal export terminal after the local union said it reached a tentative agreement with Westshore Terminals Investment Corp.

ILWU Local 502, which represents workers at the terminal in Roberts Bank, British Columbia, did not provide any details on the agreement in a statement dated on Saturday. Strike action had begun earlier on Saturday.

The union had sent a 72-hour strike notice to Westshore on Wednesday.

The company and union have been negotiating for several months over a new collective agreement after a previous agreement and two others expired on Jan. 31.

Teck Resources Ltd said in a statement it was pleased to see a tentative agreement had been reached between Westshore Terminals and ILWU 502. The terminal is a key export center for the miner.

Westshore was not immediately available for a request for comment.

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