03/11/2012 11:36 EDT | Updated 05/11/2012 05:12 EDT

Tentative deal could end Halifax transit strike

A tentative deal has been reached to end the Halifax transit strike.

The deal was reached Sunday night between Metro Transit and the Amalgamated Transit Union.

Union members, who have been on strike since Feb. 2, will vote on the deal on Tuesday.

Metro Transit operates buses and ferries in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Talks had resumed at noon Sunday, with an offer on the table from ATU.

Just after 4 p.m. on Saturday ATU extended an offer. There was no word on what was in that offer but it was discussed for several hours by management.

Ken Wilson, president of Local 508 of the ATU, said then that he was "cautiously optimistic" and that there had been movement on several issues.