Feb 11, 2015 5:44 PM by Debbie Cobb
Registered nurses at Enloe Medical Center in Chico have reached a tentative contract agreement. According to the National Nurses Association, the agreement will provide more time for nurses to address patient care concerns and will improve salaries to keep experienced nurses.
"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 obvious support from our members at work and on social media made it very clear nurses would not accept sub-standard contract provisions."
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.
The California Nurses Association represents 860 RN's at Enloe who must still be approve the settlement. RNs will vote on whether to ratify the agreement at a membership meeting February 17.
The agreement runs through January 2018.
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