Members of Southeast Child & Family Services - Local 395, who promote healing for communities, families and children in eight Manitoba First Nations, ratified a new four-year collective agreement tonight.

Highlights of the agreement include a retroactive wage increase and the expansion of "immediate family" language to include same-sex partners and foster children.

Members are encouraged to make sure the union has their most current contact information in order to receive a copy of their new collective agreement once it is available.