03/12/2014 09:42 EDT | Updated 05/12/2014 05:59 EDT

Newfoundland reaches tentative deal with workplace safety commission workers

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Newfoundland and Labrador government says it has reached a tentative deal with the province's Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission.

The government says the deal would impact about 300 workers represented by the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees in St. John's, Grand Falls-Windsor and Corner Brook.

The government says there would a two-per-cent salary increase in the third year of the four-year deal, and a three-per-cent increase in the final year.

It also says workers would receive a one-time pro-rated payment of $1,400.

The government says the tentative agreement is similar to deals reached with other groups represented by the union, as well as the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Association of Allied Health Professionals.