New Brunswick nurses find phased retirement solution

Pension scheme designed to slow exodus of older workers
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/02/2003

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ven though income tax law made it difficult, the government of New Brunswick and the province’s nurses’ union have come up with a unique phased retirement program that, they hope, will keep much needed experienced nurses in the workforce longer.

“The objective of the program is the retention of our most experienced nursing resources that might otherwise choose retirement,” said Isaobel MacKinnon, director of strategic services in employee benefits division with the government’s Office of Human Resources.