NEW LONDON (AP) — Nearly 800 nurses and technicians have returned to work at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London after a four-day strike and lockout.
Employees began entering the hospital after the lockout was lifted at 6:45 a.m. Thursday. They’ll work under the terms of their prior contract while negotiations resume.
Hospital spokesman Mike O’Farrell told The Day of New London that management worked to make a smooth transition between 150 to 250 replacement workers and the returning employees. The replacement workers had cared for patients since the strike began Nov. 27.