Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), based in Conshohocken and representing 325 nurses at Pottstown Hospial, confirmed that, after two years of negotiations, the union has ratified a three-year deal.
The contract, according to the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), includes average wage increases of 5 percent in the first year and 6 percent in the second and third years. The contract introduces a wage scale based on years of nursing, according to the union, writes John George in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The nurses became part of PASNAP in September 2016, and this contract is their first since joining the union.
“I’m very happy to finally have a contract,” said Bernie Moser, a registered nurse who work in the maternity unit. “Nurses stood strong together.… We are proud in what we have been able to achieve in our first contract.”
Tower Health, in a statement said it “is pleased that contract negotiations ….have concluded successfully.”
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