A tentative settlement on a new collective agreement for Trent food service workers was reached last night between negotiating teams for Local 3205 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Compass Group Canada Ltd., which operates as Chartwells at Trent University. The new agreement will come into effect pending ratification.

CUPE will hold a ratification vote for its members later this week. The union will not disclose details of the tentative settlement until members have had the opportunity to review its contents and vote on the agreement.

Chartwells is one of nine food service providers working with Trent University and provides food service on the Symons Campus in Peterborough. CUPE 3205, represents approximately 110 food service employees employed by Compass Group Canada at Trent.