CUPE Licensed Practical Nurses and Continuing Care Assistants are key members of the nursing team. It is an important time to recognize the tremendous work CUPE members do every day to deliver high quality patient, resident, client care as part of the nursing team.
CUPE strongly supports multidisciplinary teamwork and full utilization of all team members’ skills and training. We will continue to advocate for our members and promote the amazing work you do.
Thank you for all the work you do today and every day! CUPE Local 5430 will continue to fight for a public health care system that allows for every team member to engage fully in providing high quality care.
Saskatchewan’s three health sector provider unions - SEIU-West, CUPE Local 5430 and SGEU - held ratification votes on the contract offer of the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO), representing health-sector employers. The unions shared the results with their members on April 18th.
Members of SEIU-West voted to reject the contract offer.
Members of CUPE Local 5430 voted to accept the contract offer.
Members of SGEU Health Providers voted to accept the contract offer.
The offer included a five year contract with pay increases of 0%, 0%, 1%, 2% and 2%.
The three unions are currently working together to determine next steps, including notifying SAHO.
THE RESULTS OF THE APRIL 17, 2019 CUPE LOCAL 5430 RATIFICATION VOTE ARE IN:
65 per cent in favour
Thank you to the CUPE Local 5430 membership for your support for our bargaining committee through this difficult round of negotiations.
SGEU and SEIU-West will be communicating with their members individually. We will be in touch with our coalition partners early next week, and will keep our members informed.
Notification of Polling Times and Places within your Region will be posted on your Bulletin Boards.
Ratification Vote on April 17, 2019. Balloting will be held by workplace secret ballot.
On April 8, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
CUPE Local 5430 will be holding a Union Town Hall Meeting on the telephone for members of CUPE Local 5430.
This meeting is to talk about the Memorandum of Agreement.
(Regina) Yesterday’s provincial budget is balanced in favour of bureaucracy, at the expense of front line care, says CUPE Local 5430.
The merger of 12 health regions into the Saskatchewan Health Authority was predicted to save $20 million annually, with all savings being directed to front line care. But there is little evidence to show that such cost savings were realized.
“Where are all of the savings we were promised from the amalgamation? Where is the support for front line workers who deliver hands on care?” said Sandra Seitz, President of CUPE Local 5430. “This budget shows us that executive salaries have continued to grow, while front line workers are doing more with less.”
CUPE members are facing unprecedented workloads due to understaffing, underfunding and higher patient acuity and resident care needs. This results in more exhaustion, workplace violence and injuries.