TORONTO -- The University of Toronto's 6,000 striking education workers will be voting this weekend on a tentative new contract.

Members of Unit 1, Local 3902 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees have voted by a narrow margin (789 to 739) to send the tentative agreement that was reached on Wednesday to a full ratification vote.

The teaching assistants, who began their strike on Feb. 27, will cast their votes Saturday and Sunday.

A CUPE news release says the proposed agreement would boost their annual funding package from $15,000 to $17,500, guarantee tuition relief for unfunded PhD and Masters students, and assure the continuity of the current semester.

Teaching assistants are also on strike at York University.