New Brunswick teachers head back to school with new collective agreement

Educators to get 1 per cent wage increases every 6 months

Teachers in New Brunswick are heading back to school with a brand new collective agreement, signed on Aug. 27.

The deal, reached between the New Brunswick Teachers’ Federation (NBTF) and the provincial human resources and education ministries, applies to more than 9,000 teachers, supply teachers, principals and vice-principals.

As part of the latest four-year agreement, educators will go without wage increases for the first two years, followed by a one per cent wage increase every six months for the remainder of the agreement.

“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,” said Jody Carr, education minister. “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.”

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