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William Morrison Supermarkets announced this morning that it has reached an agreement with three unions that had threatened to strike the company over the closing of three warehouses there.

The closure of the facilities had been projected to eliminate about 2,500 jobs, though the company said it will try to minimize layoffs by offering at least some of the workers other jobs within the company.

The unions had threatened a three-day strike to commence tomorrow.

Details of the labor-management agreement were not immediately available.
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