Conversion leads to conflict

Grievances filed after conversion eliminated position
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/31/2015

When Kemptville District Hospital converted its long-term care unit to accommodate convalescent care patients, Lauri Presley’s job was eliminated.

Presley had worked at the Ontario-based facility more than a decade as an RPN (registered practical nurse) team leader when she was given her layoff notice. Following the conversion, her position was eliminated and the hospital created the new position of "registered nurse team leader" to oversee the convalescent care patients.

Presley filed grievances though her union, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 772.