IATSE members were planning to strike over working conditions | Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The union representing thousands of film and television production workers has reached a tentative agreement with studios, averting an strike that was set to begin Monday.

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) had been negotiating with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents major production studios like Netflix, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, and Disney. IATSE sought improved working conditions, including weekend rest periods and higher pay scales on streaming shows for its members, who work in many behind-the-scenes roles in Hollywood, such as broadcast technicians, animators, and makeup artists.

The new three-year deal, which still has to be ratified by members,…

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