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UAB night shift nurses, staff protest pay and working conditions


Night shift nurses and staff in the emergency room at UAB Hospital in Birmingham refused to clock in Monday night in protest of unequal pay and poor working conditions due to COVID-19. Learn more in the video above.A night shift nurse told WVTM 13’s Fred Davenport she wants to thank the day shift for staying late Monday and supporting the night shift workers in their protest. She said this was a planned protest and no patients were left without care.UAB released the following statement Monday night:“The COVID pandemic and recent delta variant surge have stressed the healthcare system and put tremendous pressure on our staff – including nurses on the front lines. We are aware of our nurses’ concerns and are working to address them while adjusting operations to provide the highest quality care to our patients who need us. We encourage a dialogue with our employees – particularly in difficult times like these. Our community can help us support our nurses and all our employees by wearing masks and getting vaccinated to curb the pandemic that continues to put pressure on those who have been working to serve our state.”Grab the WVTM 13 app for the latest updates on this story.—STREAMSWVTM 13 on FacebookWVTM 13 on Twitter

Night shift nurses and staff in the emergency room at UAB Hospital in Birmingham refused to clock in Monday night in protest of unequal pay and poor working conditions due to COVID-19. Learn more in the video above.

A night shift nurse told WVTM 13’s Fred Davenport she wants to thank the day shift for staying late Monday and supporting the night shift workers in their protest. She said this was a planned protest and no patients were left without care.

UAB released the following statement Monday night:

“The COVID pandemic and recent delta variant surge have stressed the healthcare system and put tremendous pressure on our staff – including nurses on the front lines. We are aware of our nurses’ concerns and are working to address them while adjusting operations to provide the highest quality care to our patients who need us. We encourage a dialogue with our employees – particularly in difficult times like these. Our community can help us support our nurses and all our employees by wearing masks and getting vaccinated to curb the pandemic that continues to put pressure on those who have been working to serve our state.”

Grab the WVTM 13 app for the latest updates on this story.

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