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University of Toronto Bookstore employees are now back on the job, after spending most of the summer on the picket lines.

The 80 members of CUPE Local 3261 went on strike June 7 for a first contract and fair wages, against U of T Press Inc.

They work as cashiers and sales staff at the U of T bookstore. Their strike lasted 77 days, and featured weekly rallies in front of the bookstore and the university presidents office.

The part-time workers now have a new first contract and wage increases.

The employer had initially tabled wage concessions. Several unfair labour practice charges were leveled against the employer during the dispute, as well as allegations of union busting.

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