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A Canadian auto workers union said Tuesday it reached a tentative settlement with General Motors, ending a brief strike of 4,300 workers at three of the US giant's Canadian installations.

Just hours after Canadian union Unifor announced the stoppage at three GM Ontario sites, the labour organization said it reached a tentative agreement with GM that includes hefty wage hikes and the restoration of a cost-of-living allowance.

The agreement must still be approved by the workers.

Unifor National President Lana Payne said the GM agreement was consistent with a settlement with Ford approved by employees last month.

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Julie Carl has more than 30 years of experience in journalism, most recently as a senior editor at the Toronto Star. Julie started her journalism career at small-town Ontario newspapers. She then served...