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UPDATED SCHEDULE INFO: FHA agreement reducing impact of social worker layoffs: HSA to hold important information meetings

Last Thursday, HSA reached an agreement with Fraser Health Authority for social workers working in acute care facilities, as well as Queens Park Care Centre, who are facing job loss as a result of government-ordered budget cuts.

HSA invites Fraser Health Authority social workers affected by the cuts and their stewards to attend special meetings to discuss the agreement. These meetings are an opportunity to get accurate information on your collective agreement rights from the union's labour relations specialists.

If you cannot attend the meetings, you have the option of participating in the special conference call scheduled on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30pm.

Special meetings for social workers in Fraser Health:

Burnaby Hospital: completed
• Date:     Monday, November 30
• Time:     12:30 - 2 pm

Langley Memorial Hospital: completed
• Date:     Tuesday, December 1
• Time:     noon
• Place:    meeting room adjacent to cafeteria, Langley Memorial Hospital

Queens Park Care Centre: completed
• Date:     Wednesday, December 2
• Time:     9:30am
• Place:    Queens Park Care Centre, room to be announced

Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Mission Memorial Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital: completed
• Date:     Wednesday, December 2
• Time:     noon
• Place:    occupational therapy activity room in Psychiatry, 1st floor, Abbotsford Regional Hospital

UPDATED: Eagle Ridge Hospital
• Date:     Wednesday, December 2
• Time:     2:30 - appox 3:30pm
• Place:    meet at East 2A Conference Room (2nd floor); the meeting may move to another location down the hall depending on room availability

UPDATED: Royal Columbian Hospital: completed
• Date:     Wednesday, December 2
• Time:     11:30-12:30
• Place:    Room T028 (basement of the Tower Building)

Surrey Memorial Hospital
• Date:     Wednesday, December 2
• Time:     4pm
• Place:    union stewards office, Surrey Memorial Hospital

CONFERENCE CALL for social workers at Delta Hospital, Fraser Canyon Hospital, Peace Arch Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital, and all affected FHA social workers unable to attend meetings:

• Date:     Wednesday, December 2
• Time:     7:30 pm
• Call-in information:
  * 604.899.2339 (Vancouver area)
  * 1.877.385.4099 (toll free)
  * access code for participants:  58180 #

CONFERENCE CALL PARTICIPANTS: Click here to download a copy of the memorandum of understanding, which will be discussed during the conference call. (Participants at meetings will receive this memo as a handout.)

Check back for schedule updates throughout the week.

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