Nurses at St. Francis Hospital ratified a one-year contract that calls for pay increases of up to 12 percent, as well as other benefits. It is the first contract negotiation to close among Honolulu’s five largest hospitals. “Negotiations are ongoing at the other facilities, and we are hopeful that they too will result in timely and very positive agreements,” said Aggie Pigao Cadiz, director of the Hawaii Nurses Association (HNA). In addition to the hourly pay increases, the St. Francis contract offers on-call pay and shift differentials.
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