FREDERICTON, N.B. – The provincial government and the New Brunswick Teachers' Federation have signed a new collective agreement.
Human Resources Minister Troy Lifford and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Jody Carr joined members of the negotiating teams for the signing of the agreement, which applies to more than 9,000 teachers, supply teachers, vice-principals and principals.
"Today is the culmination of months of hard work and co-operation between all parties," said Lifford. "I thank the negotiating teams for their efforts in arriving at an agreement that balances our fiscal needs with a respect for the important work these educators do every day."
"New Brunswick's teachers are valued partners in our government's work to build an enhanced culture of innovation, equity and excellence in the education system," Carr said. "With this agreement in place, I look forward to continuing our work together to ensure our students receive a quality education in positive, inclusive learning environments on their way to reaching their full potential."
The four-year collective agreement provides for two years of zero-per-cent increases, followed by one-per-cent increases every six months.