This afternoon we received a ten day strike notice from the National Nurses Union.This does not necessarily mean that there will be a strike at Sparrow. The strike is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. on Monday, November 22nd and end at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24th. The union acknowledges in their strike notice that nurses and health care professionals may not be able to return to work on November 24th. Associates may be on strike for an extended duration.
We regret that the union has chosen to issue this strike notice. We have been negotiating in good faith and have worked hard to offer a fair package of wages, health care benefits and pension that the union has rejected in its entirety.