Dispute Over Pay For New Bedford VA Nurses Settled
The dispute over salaries for nurses at the New Bedford VA Medical Center has been resolved.
The VA said the nurses had been overpaid for years and had threatened to cut their pay by 14%-20%, and require them to repay the over-payments.
But following a series of meetings this week, officials say the issue has been resolved. Here's acting Public Affairs Officer Leslie Pierson in Providence.
Pierson says the New Bedford nurses were being paid under the Boston wage scale, when they should have been paid comparable to nurses at the Providence VA.
Pierson says steps have been taken to ensure that nurses in New Bedford will not have their salary reduced, nor will they have to pay back any money.