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City Council supports Boston VNA healthcare professionals

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Boston VNA (BVNA) is a certified home health agency that provides nursing care, therapies, rehabilitations, and other home healthcare services to patients in Boston.

During this week’s Council meeting, the Council adopted a resolution supporting BVNA healthcare professionals.

Healthcare professionals at BVNA are at the cusp of securing their first ever union contract, but are facing obstruction at the negotiating table by the management’s delay in bargaining an equitable and fair contract.

BVNA management is proposing to cut sick leave benefits for new workers, and is refusing to give healthcare professionals the same bereavement leave benefits that are available to their unionized nurse colleagues.

The resolution states that BVNA healthcare workers deliver critical services to homebound patients, and risk their own health to serve patients during the current pandemic, and should be treated with dignity and respect as they negotiate a fair contract.

The Council urges the BVNA management to negotiate in good faith with healthcare professionals, and sign off on a long overdue contract that includes the workplace benefits that would adequately compensate and protect these workers.