Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses Vote to Ratify New Contract
Pact Includes Limits on Floating of Nurses, Pay Raise and No Change to Benefits
Wellesley, MA – The nurses of Newton Wellesley Hospital voted yesterday to ratify a new union contract, which was negotiated last Monday, averting the need for a strike that was set for June 30. The one-year pact includes language the nurses sought to reduce the floating of nurses as a staffing mechanism, a 1 percent across the board pay raise for all nurses retroactive to October 1, 2014 and no change in the nurses’ current benefit package. The new contract will expire on September 30, 2015.