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300 nurses at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital ratify new contract

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By Kathleen E. Carey

11/10/16

300 nurses at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital ratify new contract

... The four-year contract includes annual salary increases of 3 percent in addition to experience-based wage adjustments. According to the union, the raises would translate to 14 percent or more as of November 2019 with some new nurses receiving almost 20 percent increases by that time.

The new deal would outline a weekend program that pays $56 an hour for days and $62 for nights to incentivize working on weekends.

Each year, nurses will have the opportunity to negotiate over a staffing grid for each unit. There will also be a Joint Staffing committee that includes nurses and will meet monthly to address improving patient care....

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