03/14/2013 05:33 EDT | Updated 05/14/2013 05:12 EDT

New Brunswick government reaches four-year deal with about 300 workers

FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government says it has signed a four-year contract with about 300 public servants.

They work as engineers, architects, land surveyors, agriculturists and veterinarians in various government departments.

The employees are represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, which has 60,000 members across the country.

Human Resources Minister Troy Lifford says the deal incorporates a two-year wage freeze followed by increases of one per cent every six months.