Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and the Hawaii Nurses Association (HNA) reached a tentative agreement last night on a new three-year contract that covers approximately 725 nurses at Kapiolani. Nurses will vote on whether to ratify the tentative agreement on January 20-21, 2021.
“Contract negotiations are never easy, and we greatly appreciate the dedication and commitment of the negotiating committees to come together and agree on a contract that is fair and sustainable,” said Kapiolani CEO Martha Smith. “This tentative agreement continues to provide our nurses with highly-competitive wages and benefits while also addressing the very real long-term economic challenges facing our industry today.”
The tentative agreement includes wage increases over the course of the three-year contract, as well as health care premium cost coverage benefits for single, double and family coverage. The tentative agreement also addresses nurses’ PPE and safety concerns while being mindful of the continued unreliable supply of necessary PPE.
“It has been a long process for all involved,” said Smith. “We are ready to move forward with our nurses and focus on what we do best, providing safe, quality care for Hawai‘i’s women and children.”