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RWJ University Hospital nurses remain on picket line while new contract is reviewed

The nurses out on the line say that they will continue to picket until they vote to approve the new contract.

Matt Trapani

Dec 6, 2023, 10:54 PM

Updated 197 days ago

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Nurses from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital continue to walk on the picket line in New Brunswick despite a tentative contract deal reached last week between the hospital and United Steelworkers Local 4-200, the union that represents the nurses.
The nurses out on the line say that they will continue to picket until they vote to approve the new contract.
"We're going to have to have several informational sessions because there's a lot of nurses and a lot of them are either on a vacation or more than likely they took other jobs, temporary jobs…and they need to be able to have the time to get to the informational session,” says nurse Louise Gurgui.
The nurses went on strike to protest what they called unsafe staffing practices.
It was not clear when the informational sessions would take place.


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