FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has reached a tentative collective agreement with local 2745 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

This group includes over 3,200 educational assistants, administrative assistants, school library workers and intervention workers across the province’s seven school districts.

“This is great news and I thank the two negotiating teams for reaching this tentative agreement,” said Treasury Board President Roger Melanson. “This illustrates our commitment to ensuring that the government treats its employees with fairness by respecting the collective bargaining process.”

The parties have agreed to withhold details of the agreement pending its ratification.