BANGOR — Nurses at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor are back on the job after a two-day lockout and a one-day strike.

A number of nurses picketed the hospital Monday as part of the one-day strike. The strike followed a two-day lockout imposed by hospital administrators prior to the beginning of the strike.

The hospital says the nurses were back on the job today. The hospital hired replacement nurses during the strike.

The nurses contract with the hospital expired Sept. 30.

Among the issues separating the two sides were nurse staffing levels, health insurance costs and the practice of moving nurses from one specialty unit to another against their wishes.

A negotiating session is set for Monday.