Women & Infants Hospital nurses protest holiday vacation policy

Updated 2:25 p.m.

NURSES FROM SEIU HEALTHCARE 1199NE are protesting at Women and Infants Hospital, calling on the facility and its parent company, Care New England Health System to back off a policy implemented earlier this month that denies them the ability to take vacation days during holidays. / COURTESY WOMEN AND INFANTS HOSPITAL
NURSES FROM SEIU HEALTHCARE 1199NE are protesting at Women and Infants Hospital, calling on the facility and its parent company, Care New England Health System to back off a policy implemented earlier this month that denies them the ability to take vacation days during holidays. / COURTESY WOMEN AND INFANTS HOSPITAL
PROVIDENCE – Amid staffing shortages, nurses and other employees from SEIU Healthcare 1199NE at Women & Infants Hospital are protesting a new policy that prevents frontline caregivers from taking vacation time on holidays, according to union members. SEIU Healthcare 1199NE is holding what it calls an “informational picket” on Tuesday afternoon in front of Women…

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