A strike by more than 3,000 medical residents in Quebec ended hours after it started Saturday, after both sides announced a new deal.
Residents went on strike at 8 a.m., but contract negotiations led to a new agreement-in-principle being reached before noon.
Residents were asking for salary parity with counterparts in other provinces.
They also wanted on-call shifts reduced from 24 hours to 16 hours.
Because of Quebec's essential services laws, residents were obliged to perform 90 per cent of their duties, even while striking — including all emergency room and intensive care unit tasks.
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