09/04/2012 07:51 EDT | Updated 11/04/2012 05:12 EST

Workers at Halifax-area seniors' facility reach deal on eve of potential strike

HALIFAX - The union representing more than 150 workers at a Halifax-area seniors' facility has reached a tentative agreement with the employer on the eve of a potential strike.

The workers at Northwood's Ivany Place in Bedford were set to be in a legal strike position Wednesday after rejecting an offer from the employer on Aug. 9.

The employees, members of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, will vote on the latest deal Wednesday evening.

Union president Joan Jessome says the bargaining committee is recommending acceptance.

The union says details of the agreement will not be released until it's been presented to the membership.

The 158 workers include continuing care assistants, client support, maintenance, recreation, housekeeping and dietary staff.