A tentative deal has been reached between the CUPE and the province for a two-year extension of current collective agreements.

The tentative agreement will extend CUPE’s seven current collective agreements until March 31, 2022 and is subject to ratification by CUPE’s approximately 3,700 members from across the province.

The deal includes a wage increase and changes to post-employment benefits to new employees to reduce long-term liabilities. Treasury Board President Steve Crocker said the wage increase is comparable to the four per cent increases approved by NAPE and the Registered Nurses’ Union.

CUPE will present the tentative agreement to their membership in the coming weeks. No details will be released until both the union and the province have ratified the agreement.