WINDSOR, Ont. -- The University of Windsor has reached tentative deals with nearly 400 workers represented by two Unifor locals.
   The school says the tentative agreements with 388 clerical staff, engineers, mechanics and community police was reached Saturday, ahead of a Monday morning strike deadline.
   The proposed contracts with Unifor locals 2458 and 195 will now go to ratification votes Monday.
   Unifor local 2458 president Bruce Dickie says a final 18-hour stretch of bargaining helped avoid a strike.
   Meanwhile, the university is facing a strike by 280 workers in skilled trade and professional jobs represented by Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1393.
   The workers began strike action early last Sunday though the school says the campus remains open and classes are continuing as scheduled.
   The head of the school's student union is calling for academic amnesty for students who choose not to cross the picket lines