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Canadian border workers union, government reach tentative four-year agreement

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Posted at 10:01 PM, Aug 06, 2021

FORT ERIE, Ontario (WKBW) — Following a day of significant delays at the Canadian border, the union representing workers at the border and the Canadian government have reached a tentative four-year agreement, likely ending the delays at Western New York's bridges.

The strike began at 6 a.m. on Friday, causing delays over two hours at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo on I-190.

“I don’t know what they are doing, they are just wasting our time,” truck driver Manjinder Singh Brar said.

"I've got to avoid the thruway, I've got to avoid Orchard Park, I don’t know where I'm going to go,” Buffalo resident Patti Fedeli said.

Immigration lawyer Jamie Fiegel said a trip to Canada might not be the best idea on Monday, or in the near future.

"If you don’t have a really good reason to go, you may want to reevaluate whether or not all of this is actually worth it right now," Fiegel said.

The agreement applies to roughly 9,500 workers at the border.

You can read the whole agreement by clicking here.