N.B. health care workers reach deal

New Brunswick's largest union representing health care workers has signed a new contract with the province.

No details have been released on the tentative contract for the close to 10,000 workers, including licensed practical nurses, paramedics and clerical and housekeeping staff at the hospitals.

The Daily Gleaner reports that the deal was struck Sunday morning.

Norma Robinson, president of the New Brunswick Council of Hospital Unions (CUPE 1252), says this agreement was the best the team was able to achieve and members will take a vote on it once it's presented to them.

The union has been without a contract since June of 2015.

CUPE recently protested the Liberal government's plans to turn over the hospital food and cleaning services to an international company.

No word on if those concerns were addressed in the agreement.