Fraser Health Authority is laying off RPNs and RNs

HSABC working to assist members affected through labour adjustment plan.

Vancouver (7 Oct. 2010) - The Fraser Health Authority (FHA) is laying off approximately one dozen Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) among more than 100 nurses to be laid off in FHA owned and operated facilities.

The Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE) says the layoffs affect RPNs and RNs at these sites:

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

HSABC has participated in B.C. 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.


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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