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Saskatchewan nurses ratify new contract

Nurses in Saskatchewan have voted overwhelming in favour of a new two-year contract. 

The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) says 92.4 per cent of those voting ratified the new collective agreement. 

Under the new agreement, nurses will receive a 2 per cent lump sum payment instead of a pay increase in the first year and a 2 per cent wage increase in the second year. 

SUN president Rosalee Longmore says the new agreement maintains competitiveness with other provinces and is confident it will keep registered nurses in the province. 

The new contract expires on March 31, 2014. 

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