Enloe nurses approve new contract agreement

Feb 18, 2015 11:53 AM by News Staff

Registered nurses at Enloe Medical Center in Chico have approved a new contract agreement that will provide more time for nurses to address patient care concerns and will improve salaries to keep experienced nurses.

Chief Nurse Representative Pamela Stowe told Action News Now that 95 percent of the nurses voted to ratify the new contract agreement.

"We've got a contract that leaves us stronger than we've ever been, thanks to our members making themselves heard," says Elijah Dixon, RN, who has worked in Enloe's emergency room for 18 years.

The Contract includes more paid time for Professional Performance Committee to address patient care issues, improved wages and a 1.5 percent bonus for all RNs upon ratification. The agreement also includes additional across the board increases of 3.75 percent over the next two years, and additional increases for the most long term RNs and those who work night shifts.

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