Fraser Health Authority to lay off Registered Psychiatric Nurses, RNs

Fraser Health Authority announced last week that it is reducing the number of Registered Psychiatric Nurses and RNs caring for seniors in residential care.

FHA is laying off approximately a dozen Registered Psychiatric Nurses, among more than 100 nurses to be laid off in FHA-owned and -operated facilities.

The FHA layoffs affect RPNs and RNs at these sites:

• Maple Ridge: Baillie House Unit 1 & 2
• Fellburn Centre
• Eagle Ridge Manor
• Chilliwack: Bradley Care Centre
• Chilliwack: Heritage Village
• Abbotsford: Cottage
• Abbotsford: Worthington
• Delta: Mountain View Manor (N & S)
• Surrey: Carelife Fleetwodd (2nd floor, Alder/Arbutus, Birch, Willow)
• Langley: Marwood South / Rosewood
• Langley: Marwood Centre
• Maple Hill / Cedar Hill
• Mission Memorial: Dr. Stuart Pavilion

HSA participated in Nurses Bargaining Association negotiations for a labour adjustment plan for RPNs and RNs affected by these layoffs. The plan contains early retirement incentives, job fairs, and enhancements to the displacement process.

The labour adjustment plan will help retain RPNs and RNs in FHA and mitigate the impact of layoffs.

This agreement does not apply to FHA-funded affiliate residential facilities.

Conference call for FHA Registered Psychiatric Nurses

HSA is holding a conference call for RPNs working in FHA-owned and -operated residential care facilities.

HSA conference call for FHA Registered Psychiatric Nurses
Date: Thursday, October 7
Time: 4pm
Host: Dave Martin, HSA Senior Labour Relations Officer

The union is contacting residential service RPNs in FHA-owned and -operated facilities to invite you to participate in the conference call. We will supply phone numbers and other call-in information at that time.

If you think you should be on this conference call and you have not heard from HSA by noon on Thursday, October 9, contact:

Cathy Magee, assistant to Dave Martin
Phone: 604.439.0994 x521
Toll free: 1.800.663.2017 x521
Email: @email

Prior to the conference call, please download and review the labour adjustment plan. During the conference call, union representative Dave Martin will review the contents of the labour adjustment plan; you will want to have the document in front of you so that you can follow along and ask questions.

For more information, contact:

Dave Martin, HSA Senior Labour Relations Officer
Phone: 604.439.0994 x505
Toll free: 1.800.663.2017 x505
Email: @email

Click here to download labour adjustment plan agreement for RPNs and RNs affected by Fraser Health Authority layoffs

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