News briefsPhased-retirement program for N.B. nurses • Zero tolerance for sex with patients upheld • Many disabled workers can’t afford prescriptions • It’s more competitive out there • Sharing management development tips • Health-care danger pay • Missing work • Ottawa’s exclusionary hiring questionedBy 06/16/2003|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003 Phased-retirement program for N.B. nursesFredericton — In an effort to retain nurses whose pending retirements will add to shortages, New Brunswick has introduced a phased-retirement program. Starting in January 2004, eligible hospital nurses can halve their work hours and then access their pensions to supplement their income. The program will necessitate an increase of 0.1 per cent in the pension contribution rates for both the employer and employees.Zero tolerance for sex with patients upheldToronto To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.