Labour adjustment agreement reached for displaced housekeeping staff in the Fraser Health Authority
FULL- AND PART-TIME housekeepers laid-off as a result of contracting out at fourteen facilities in the Fraser Health Authority are eligible for training money and may attend career transition workshops at the employer’s expense under a labour adjustment plan reached between the Hospital Employees’ Union, other health unions and the health authority.There are a number of elements to the agreement including:
- Access to as much as $1,000 towards enrolment in career retraining programs before the end of the one-year recall period;
- Information sessions, provided and paid for by the FHA, covering a number of subjects including the displacement process, retirement and career transition;
- A joint union/management working group to address issues regarding access to casual work for regular and casual workers; and
- Funding for two HEU members (peer counsellors) who will assist laid-off workers.