As many members are aware, the Saskatchewan Health Authority has undertaken a review of security services using an external consultant. Many believe, with good reason, that his review will lead to recommendations to cut back unionized in-house security positions and contract out security work to a low-paying private firm. This will not improve safety in health care facilities. 

Your coalition bargaining committee met with SAHO in Saskatoon during June 13, 14 and 15 to work to achieve a fair collective agreement that treats our members with respect, and does not include the cuts, rollbacks or concessions that the government wants.

Your Bargaining Committee will be back at the table this week. June 13 - 15. Remember to wear your CUPE gear!

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Meetings have been held regarding IT Transition.  Click on the link below for more information.

Communique - IT Update

CUPE Local 5430 requires an alternate replacement for the  Joint Job Evaluation Maintenance Committee. (JJEMC)


Vice-President - Pearl Blommaert

Secretary-Treasurer - Jim Carr

Trustee - Donna Sarich

Election Results

The Employer is obligated to keep a list of members who are not capable of returning to work in in their position in the near future.  When a member is fit to return to work, they may be accommodated or apply for posted vacancies.  This article protects disabled members from being terminated due to disability reasons. 

For more details please see Article 31 Return to Work. 


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Your SEIU-WEST, CUPE and SGEU bargaining coalition met on May 22 and 23rd in Saskatoon with SAHO.

On April 18th the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) issued a memo announcing a province-wide review of security services, using an external consultant named Tony Weeks. In announcing the review, Saskatchewan Health Authority vice-president Andrew Will told media, “Definitely we’re seeing more events where staff and/or patient safety is jeopardized.”