We continued with negotiations yesterday and were given a presentation from Melissa Jones, Inspira’s new director of workplace violence. We had previously put forward a comprehensive health and safety proposal aimed to make our facilities safer for all staff. Inspira’s new director echoed many of our concerns and ideas offered throughout the years. Some examples include; badges with less visible last names, readily available panic buttons, support for filing charges with the police, and more accountability for visitors.
Many big issues remain on the table and Inspira continues to hold on:
- the ability to involuntarily float you to all Inspira campuses
- make-up weekend callouts
We are still waiting for the hospital’s economic proposal that covers your across-the-board wage increase, on-call pay, differentials (night shift, charge, preceptor, reassignment). We meet again next week and will send another update as we progress.
Your Negotiations Committee,
April Ferrara, ICU
Tracy Cefaratti, Procedures
Julia Carentenuto-Sutton, Cath Lab
Michele Carey, Observation
Colleen Kupsey, Maternal Child Health
Art Matthews, Mental Health