02/17/2015 03:31 EST | Updated 04/19/2015 05:59 EDT

Month-long lockout in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., ends after deal reached

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. - The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador has accepted an agreement reached with its outside workers.

The deal ends a month-long lockout in the town.

The town council voted to accept the three-year agreement in a public meeting Tuesday.

The agreement was accepted by town workers last week and will see a wage increase of 11.5 per cent and a cost-shared defined benefit pension plan.

There will also be a $1,000 signing bonus to offset hardships experienced during the lockout.