Proposal sheet: Proposal Sheet
CUPE Local 5430 has five (5) scholarships of $500.00 each that are awarded every year.
These scholarships are for CUPE members or a dependent (as determined by Revenue Canada) of a CUPE member.
The criteria for the scholarship are the applicant shall be enrolled in an accredited school. University of which tuition is charged, and the applicant is to submit a 500-word essay/brief to the Local on the topic of “Why is privatization bad for Saskatchewan and its peoples?”.
CUPE Local 5430 would like to congratulate the following 2022 Alistair Mackenzie Scholarship recipients:
- Rebeka Bahr-Antonenko
- Mikayla Boutcher
- Paris Purdue
- Taofeek Badmos
- Jesse Peters
Thank you to everyone that submitted an essay/brief and all the best in your future endeavours.
Vicki Tramer is a dental assistant working in Regina. She worked for years in the private sector, before taking a job with the health region’s Advanced Dental Health Practices Program. “Before the pandemic we went out to daycares and community organizations, preschools, in the city and in rural areas, and gave people support and education,” she said. “We have a very unique and specialized service that we provide to the public. Our programming targets young children and school age children to give them and their parents guidance on how to have good oral health habits. I always find it satisfying to bridge the gap, because there are so many people who don’t have the means or the know-how to get to where they need to be with their oral hygiene. I find value in that.”
- This budget established a new and independent agency dedicated to recruiting and retaining health care workers. While we are glad the government recognizes the need to improve recruitment and retention, we question the need for a new agency. The SHA is the primary employer, and the collective agreements have provisions and processes for dealing with recruitment and retention – including market supplements. Another layer of government agency doesn’t seem necessary.
- The budget address talked a lot about doctors and nurses but failed to acknowledge the challenges facing health care providers. Recruitment and retention efforts must include all classifications.
- There are significant funds targeted to reduce waitlists for surgeries and medical imaging – two areas where the Sask. Party government has repeatedly contracted out to private, for-profit companies. CUPE firmly believes that public investment is the best option – both in terms of cost effectiveness and quality of care. We will be watching closely as this funding rolls out and will push for the government to use these dollars to improve and expand in the public system where improvements are needed and where it is more cost effective to provide services.
- There is nothing to immediately alleviate the workload issues and short staffing to stem the burnout of health care workers while they work on their “health human resources initiative”. Our members are burning out now. Rural facilities are already facing shutdowns and service reductions. Hallway medicine in city hospitals has become the norm. We need relief now.
- Many of the announcements in the budget were recycled news. The 225 new CCA positions were an election promise from 2020 – and there are currently over 170 vacancies posted on Sask Health Careers. The government also announced several infrastructure investments including $5.0 million for continued progress on La Ronge and Grenfell long-term care facilities. In 2020 the government earmarked$73 million toward new long-term care facilities in each community, but no meaningful progress has been made to date.
WHEN: April 4, 2022 – 6:30 PM
WHERE: This will be a virtual meeting using Zoom
WHY: CUPE Local 5430 would like to give you an update and hear from you. We would like to help with any concerns and answer any questions you may have.
If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Nancy Black to be provided with a Zoom invitation to join.
WHEN: Monday March 28, 2022 - 7:00 PM
WHERE: This will be a virtual meeting using Zoom
WHY: The CUPE Medical & Diagnostic Technologists and Technicians committee would like to hear from you. We would like to help with any concerns and answer any questions you may have.
- Tech Issues
- Submitting Bargaining Proposals
If you are interested in attending, please e-mail
- March 30, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
- Zoom town hall
- Come learn and be heard
Chronic understaffing and increasing workload are two of the most pressing issues in health care. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation even worse for our members.
We want to make sure the politicians making decisions about health care funding and staffing levels know how these issues are impacting our members. This town hall meeting will feature an update from the workload committee and give you an opportunity to share your stories and hear from other members.
In order to magnify your voices, we have invited representatives from the Government of Saskatchewan and the Official Opposition.
CUPE Local 5430 will be accepting bargaining proposals until: April 4, 2022
If you would like to submit a proposal for this round of bargaining, there are three (3) ways to access the document
If you are a Member of CUPE 5430 website Member Portal
» Sign in and go to: Members/Member Information – On the right side of your screen, click on the box “Collective Agreement Language Proposal Form (This is a fillable online submission form)
» Sign in and go to: Members/Documents/Bargaining Information 2022/Form Language Proposal Local 5430 Collective Agreement 2022 (This is a fillable form that can be printed or saved and submitted to your Regional Office)
Or request a paper copy from your Regional Office:
- Region 1: 306-445-6433
- Region 2: 306-922-0600
- Region 3: 306-757-7925
- Region 4: 306-842-1559
- Region 5: 306-783-1396
Dear Valued Member:
The bargaining survey was sent out to you by email on February 25, 2022. There were some technical issues, which were resolved, giving you the ability to complete your survey. Just a reminder, the deadline to complete the survey is March 14, 2022.
If you have not yet received one please email
The fillable form for bargaining proposals is available on the website. To access this form, you must be a member. If you haven't signed up to view member documents, please do so on our website under tab called "member sign up".
Chelsea Schlecter is an entrance attendant at a nursing home, and her role is one that was created by the pandemic, when the home was under lock down and visitors were only allowed in if a resident was on compassionate care. She said the uncertainty of the pandemic has made her job uncertain, too. “I started in October of last year and the job was posted until February 2022, but who knows? At this point it’s so hard to tell what’s going to come next.”
She said that now visitors are allowed to move more freely and the job has expanded. “At first when we opened back up it was only two visitors per resident and they had to be on a list unless someone was dying. In June or July, we started letting all visitors in, but we have to screen them. About a month ago it changed where masks weren’t mandatory for visitors anymore, but numbers got so bad again that it changed to where you have to wear a mask in common areas, but once you’re in a room, you don’t have to wear one.”
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