MEMBERS OF UNAP LOCAL 5082
YOUR UNANIMOUS VOTE
TO ACCEPT THE
MHRI CONTRACT OFFER
2017 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
The local has 3 $500.00 scholarships available to the
son, daughter or legally adopted child of any member in
good standing who has been accepted for admission, or
enrolled as a full time student, in an accredited institution.
PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF LOCAL 5082
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND AN APPLICATION
(401-831-3647 X 22)
APPLICATION AND ESSAY MUST
BE POSTMARKED BY 11:59 August 27, 2017
Contract Update 2015
Local 5082 of the UNAP at Memorial Hospital of RI has agreed to a six (6) month contract extension with Care New England (CNE). Their contract, which was set to expire on June 14, 2015, has been extended through December 31, 2015. The Local, however, plans to work on making a comprehensive set of contract proposals to CNE well before the December 31st deadline in order to bring its contract up to the same level as the contract at Kent County Hospital, another CNE Hospital. In that regard, Local 5082 has been coordinating with its sister Local, Local 5008, at Kent.
UNSAFE Staffing Forms
It should be noted that the local is seeing an increase number of
Unsafe staffing forms
being filled out by our members. They are being filled out for a
variety of reasons impacting our members, all in an attempt to provide
and deliver, safe patient care.
So far this year, the Unsafe Staffing Forms have been filled out by our members
working in PACU, SPRU, Pain Center, Endoscopy, Wood 6,
Emergency Department, The Family Care Center, and Chemistry.
If you are in need of Unsafe Staffing Forms in your area please contact our office
and we will get them to you. Please follow the directions on the form when
filling them out. The copy that you fax to our office is in turn sent to the
Senior Vice President of Operations, Human Resources Department and
Risk Management. The use of these forms is not only for the protection of
our patients and our members, but also allows us to identify recurrent issues
such as inadequate/short staffing in relation to patient acuity, which will
assist us in addressing these issues with the hospital now, and in the future during
contract negotiations. It should also be noted that these forms are a mechanism
for us to protect our licenses in the event a disciplinary action occurs resulting
from an UNSAFE condition.