Nurses say patient safety, lack of resources behind their strike at New England medical center
BOSTON — The nurses of Tufts Medical Center are on strike as an agreement has not been made between the Massachusetts Nurses Association and the medical center.
1,200 nurses make up the union that began their strike on Wednesday and plan to continue through Thursday.
The nurses have been working with medical center officials to come to a contract agreement after the nurses raised concerns over a lack of resources and patient safety as well as slow compensation.
Contract negotiations have been taking place since April 2016.
Hospital officials have said that they plan to use temporary workers while the nurses are on strike and to lock the nurses out for an additional four days following the strike.
Tufts CEO Michael Wager told the Associated Press that that strike is "extremely disappointing."
The Associated Press provided information for this article.