REGION MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

Bylaws and policies are the principles and rules that guide the effective running of a Local.

On May 8 & 9, 2019 CUPE Local 5430 held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Regina.
One of the important functions at the AGM is to discuss and debate changes to the Bylaws and Policies that are submitted to the Local by the Members. As part of the process, changes that are duly debated are sent to the Membership with any amendments made at the AGM. The Membership receives these Bylaws and Policy changes at Special Membership Meetings. Each proposed change is voted on separately by the Members at Regional Special Membership Meetings. The results of the regional votes are combined to provide a provincial outcome.
A majority vote from the five regional meetings is required to approve a Bylaw change.

CUPE Local 5430 has received the confirmation the SHA will be complying with sections 132, 133 and 134 of the Canada Elections Act. The language is provided below for easy access.

Federal Election 2019 - October 21, 2019 - Voting times 07:30 - 19:30

Employees are not entitled to time for to vote if they have three (3) consecutive Non-Working hours between 07:30 - 19:30. If the employees do not have three (3) consecutive Non-Working hours during the voting times, we ask that you make arrangements with your employer prior to voting day so that arrangements for coverage can be made.

Do you work in the following classifications?

  • Senior Postal Clerk
  • Postal Clerk
  • Senior Phlebotomist
  • Phlebotomist

You should know that the Joint Job Evaluation Maintenance Committee has initiated a provincial review for those job descriptions. You should expect to have the Employer give you the Provincial Review Process Form, the Provincial Job Fact Sheet and Provincial Review Instructions by October 16, 2019.

These documents would have to be returned to the out of scope supervisor by November 20, 2019.

Additional information pertaining to the Provider Group Joint Job Evaluation Process can be obtained from the website www.working-for-health.ca/supportjobevaluation.

SDLC Canvass 16Oct2019

Message from Lori Johb, President, Saskatchewan Federation of Labour 

Greetings,

Please see the link below. Monday Sept 30th is Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters. Please do what you can to recognise this important day! 

Orange Shirt Day is an event that started in 2013. It was designed to educate people and promote awareness about the Indian residential school system and the impact this system had on Indigenous communities for more than a century in Canada. It is held annually on September 30 in Canadian communities with students and staff being encouraged to wear an orange shirt to school that day.

Orange Shirt Day

 

In Solidarity,

Lori Johb

President

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL)

Have you heard about Policy #8 in the CUPE Local 5430 Policy Manual?

Policy #8 – Retirement Presentations

The responsibility of advising Local 5430 rests with the member concerned and the information must be filed at the Regional Office not later than sixty (60) days after the retirement date to be eligible for the payment.

Members are eligible for the retirement presentation only once in their lifetime.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please talk to one of the Facility Reps or call the Main Office at 306-757- 7925 and ask for a form to be emailed, faxed or mailed out to you.

CUPE, SEIU- West and SGEU Health Providers are formalizing their commitment to working together.

In April, CUPE Members committed to a Bargaining Association and movement to one Collective Agreement for all Healthcare providers when the tentative agreement was ratified. At the 2019 AGM, Members endorsed the Bargaining Association with a motion to move forward to develop a Bargaining Association with the Saskatchewan Government Employees Union (SGEU Health Providers) and Service Employees International Union (West) (SEIU – West) to be ratified by the CUPE Local 5430 Membership.
In September, we are holding Membership meetings in each region to share information about the Bargaining Association, answer questions and have the Association approved by the Membership.

PLEASE PARTICIPATE BY COMING OUT TO A MEETING IN YOUR REGION AND CASTING YOUR VOTE.

Stronger Together


CUPE, SEIU- West and SGEU Health Providers are formalizing their commitment to working together.


In April, CUPE Members committed to a Bargaining Association and movement to one Collective Agreement for all Healthcare providers when the tentative agreement was ratified. At the 2019 AGM, Members endorsed the Bargaining Association with a motion to move forward to develop a Bargaining Association with the Saskatchewan Government Employees Union (SGEU Health Providers) and Service Employees International Union (West) (SEIU – West) to be ratified by the CUPE Local 5430 Membership.


In September, we are holding Membership meetings in each region to share information about the Bargaining Association, answer questions and have the Association approved by the Membership.


PLEASE PARTICIPATE BY COMING OUT TO A MEETING IN YOUR REGION AND CASTING YOUR VOTE.

On August 12, 2019 the local received a phone call from a reporter asking for an opinion on a Request for Proposal (RFP) that had been issued by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).

The SHA was seeking a proposal from vendors to provide a ‘hotline’ service that could be used for anonymously reporting to the organization when employees and others are suspected of violating SHA policies, codes of conduct, or legal requirements. The SHA had not communicated anything to the local about the RFP for the Whistleblower Hotline Service.

(Regina) A newly proposed Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) whistleblower hotline is being met with scepticism and criticism from Saskatchewan’s largest health care union.

“A whistleblower hotline is an unnecessary, wasteful use of tax dollars that duplicates existing complaint processes,” said Sandra Seitz, president of CUPE Local 5430.  “Health dollars would be better invested in front-line services, like adequate staffing levels, new infrastructure, and equipment.”