March 20, 2017 3:25 pm
Updated: March 20, 2017 3:36 pm

New Brunswick government, teachers reach tentative agreement

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The New Brunswick government and the province’s teachers’ federation have reached a tentative collective agreement.

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It comes more than a year after their last agreement expired.

The tentative agreement covers more than 7,500 teachers, supply teachers, vice-principals and principals.

Treasury Board President Roger Melanson says education is a top priority and he’s pleased a tentative deal has been reached.

Both sides have agreed to withhold details until a ratification vote is held.

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