Range Regional Bargaining Update

19 Nov

Range Regional Bargaining Committee

Range Regional Health Services Negotiations – November 17, 2010 Update

At our negotiation session, we had a number of nurses explain staffing concerns at the hospital and the impact on patient care.  Our nurses talked about the need to staff appropriately at all times and to provide patient care that we can be proud of.  Nurses gave examples of concerns which were previously brought to management’s attention, but not corrected.

After the presentation, we were heartened to see that the hospital is willing to look at establishing a committee where staff nurses have input into staffing.  Unfortunately, the hospital isn’t going far enough, and they still want to gut existing protections in our contract.

We want the hospital to put patients first and we will continue in our role as patient advocates to propose contract language which advances patient safety and patient protection.

Your MNA Bargaining Committee

One Response to “Range Regional Bargaining Update”

  1. Marjorie Metzer November 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    I used to work for RRHS and now work in MA…we just wrapped up our negotiations where safe staffing was also an issue. Just wanted to leave a note to let you know that I support you guys…stay strong for your patients!

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