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The Ontario Nurses’ Association says almost 3,000 community health workers went on strike on Jan. 30, 2015.

KEVIN VAN PAASSEN/The Globe and Mail

Three-thousand striking community health workers will return to work on Tuesday after the two sides agreed to arbitration.

The members of the Ontario Nurses Association walked off the job last month — wages were the main issue.

Nine of Ontario's 14 Community Care Access Centres were affected.

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Talks resumed on Saturday between the union and the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres with the help of a mediator.

The two sides agreed arbitration was the best way to end the 16 day labour dispute.

The spokesman for management is pleased the nine centres will be resume providing full care to patients.

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