Pact Includes Limits on Floating of Nurses, Pay Raise and No Change to Benefits
Wellesley, MA – At negotiations with a federal mediator today, the nurses of Newton Wellesley Hospital negotiated a tentative agreement with hospital management, averting the need for a one-day strike that was scheduled for next Tuesday. 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 would expire on September 30, 2015. A date to ratify the agreement by the membership has yet to be determined.