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Cafeteria Time: Thursday, February 1, 1100-1400

February 1, 2024

11:00am to 2:00pm

The Island Bistro

Cafeteria Time: Thursday, February 1, 1100-1400

Join us at the Island Bistro to meet with your WSNA Nurse Rep as well as your amazing officers from 1100-1400 on Thursday, February 1st! We will be available to answer questions, discuss issues and hand out WSNA swag, and you can sign up to enter a drawing for a gift card!

Reminder: Always Review Your Paystubs!

You have up to 15 days to contest an error in your pay. Mistakes can happen so please make sure you review your pay records every pay period to ensure that you are receiving the compensation you are entitled to! If you feel there is an error in how your shifts are coded, please let your timekeeper know. If you have any difficulty resolving issues with pay, you can contact your Nurse Rep (gchesterman@wsna.org).

New Hospital Staffing Committee

A new state law went into effect last year that establishes a hospital-wide staffing committee. This will allow ancillary staff like nurse techs and patient care techs to join their voice with nurses to form the staffing plans that affect everyone's life at Island Health. This is an exciting opportunity to refresh and strengthen our current staffing committee model to better serve all staff. If you are interested in participating in the formation of this new staffing committee, please let your Nurse Rep know (gchesterman@wsna.org).

Roundtable on Critical Incentive Shifts

Your local unit officers are holding a roundtable discussion this Thursday with the managers at the hospital to discuss the implementation of the Critical Incentive bonus program so we can collaborate on ways to ensure all staff can access the bonus shifts if they are interested and that they are granted equitably based on the Critical Shift Incentive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the contract. Safe staffing is always a top priority for both the union and the hospital. We are happy for the opportunity to work with administration to ensure that staffing needs are met and that nurses are compensated appropriately when they go above and beyond their regular responsibilities to care for the community.