Newfoundland and Labrador public sector workers got a little something extra in their pockets just in time for Christmas.
A $1,400 signing bonus was included in this week's paycheque for all employees, albeit with deductions made for taxes.
The money is part of a collective agreement that unions reached with the provincial government earlier this fall.
The deal includes a five per cent salary increase over four years.
Earlier this month, Finance Minister Tom Marshall disclosed that the signing bonus will cost the government about $62.5 million.