07/27/2014 12:42 EDT | Updated 09/26/2014 05:59 EDT

Casino dealers reach tentative contract deal

An agreement in principle has been reached between the union representing dealers at casinos in Montreal and Lac-Leamy and Loto-Québec.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees announced the tentative deal via news release Sunday.

“Details of the agreement will be made public once members have had a chance to vote on it,” Jean-Pierre Proulx of the CUPE states in the release.

The statement said a general assembly will be organized immediately.

Intensive negotiations between the two parties began last week.

The dealers have been without a contract since March 2013.

The dispute has centred around salaries and hours for casual employees. The union was seeking a two per cent a year increase over five years. 

The tentative agreement puts an end to the threat of a possible strike and other pressure tactics.