Article 25 — Termination Benefits

  1. A  Full-Time or Regular Part-Time Registered Nurse whose employment is permanently terminated for a reason other than resignation or just cause shall receive:   (a) twenty (20) workdays’ notice, and (b) accrued vacation, holidays, personal days and earned compensatory time that has not been taken. In addition, if a RN is permanently terminated following layoff or termination of his/her position, s/he shall be entitled to severance pay of two weeks’ pay for each of the first two (2) years of service and one (1) week for each additional year of service, prorated as applicable, and to continuation of health insurance coverage on the same basis as prior to his/her termination, for the period equal to the weeks of severance pay received, but at least three (3) months.
  2. A  Full-Time or Regular Part-Time Registered Nurse who terminates his/her employment by resignation shall give the Employer twenty (20) workdays’ notice in writing, and shall be required to work during the full notice period, to receive termination benefits (i.e. accrued vacation, holidays, personal days and earned compensatory time that has not been taken).

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