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Samaritan Albany General Hospital Contract Ratification – December 10, 2011

Hurrah, we have a contract at SAGH! On December 10, 91% of SAGH Nurses voted and ratified their contract. Improvements to the contract, on July 1, 2010 wages will increase 1% and again on July 1, 2011 by 2%. The Oncology RNs were incorporated into the Agreement. RNs in Surgical Services age 62 and above may decline on-call. If a nurse is granted a day of education, they will be paid for the number of hours they would have worked as if it’s on-duty time. All hours paid will be deducted from the 40 hours available for each nurse. The Orphan on-call pay has now doubled and volunteers for orphan call will go to the bottom of the mandatory call list for Surgical Service and Hospice Staff. Other benefits agreed to, the Holiday on-call rate will increase to $4.50 /hr. and per diem RNs will be assigned to a 40-hour work rule and will receive OT (minimum 8-hour shift) on the basis of the length of shift they agree to work. Nurses achieved recognition of 0600-0659 Surgical Services RN start time. If they are called back to work between the hours of 2200-0500 during a scheduled on-call shift, they may request not to work the next regularly scheduled shift. There was increase in the number of paid representatives on PNCC committee and ONA will meet with new hires up to 30 minutes. Extra shift holiday pay 2.5 times regular rate of pay.  

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