CUPE 5430 Main Officec

1111 Osler St. Regina SK  S4R 8R4
Phone:  306–546-2185


Region 1 Office (Former Local 5111)

1291-100th Street
North Battleford, SK S9A 0W4
Phone: 445-6433 
Fax: 446-2405


Region 2 Office (former Local 4777)

215-16th Street West
Prince Albert, SK S6V 3V4
Phone: 922-0600 
Fax: 763-8915 


Region 3 Office (former Local 3967)

1651 Park Street 
Regina, SK S4N 5A2 
Phone: 757-7925 
Fax: 757-6959


Region 4 Office (former Local 5999)

46 – 3rd Street
Weyburn, SK
S4H 0V9
Phone: (306) 842-1559
Fax: (306) 842-1560


Region 5 Office (former Local 4980)

180 A Broadway West
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 1E2
Phone: (306) 783-1396
Fax: (306) 783-1398



Article 6.02 - Restrictions on subcontracting and contracting out

Only CUPE’s collective agreement can defend health care jobs by challenging the contracting out of bargaining unit work through an expedited arbitration process – protection you can count on in these times of increasing privatization threats.

Specifically, our contract does not allow the Employer to contract out work or services performed by CUPE members unless the “contracting out of such services will significantly increase the cost-effectiveness, and maintain the quality of health services provided.”

If the employer tries to contract out services or jobs, they are required to allow the Union to present alternatives to contracting out, and must provide all of their reasons for contracting out so that the Union is better-equipped to defend your jobs. If there is a dispute around contracting out, then there is the option for a speedy, expedited arbitration process which can provide settlement before any contracting out occurs.

In addition, Article 6.02 also gives the Union the ability to challenge existing contracts where it can show that the bargaining unit can maintain “the cost effectiveness and quality of health services provided.”

A few years ago, CUPE won an important victory against contracting out using this collective agreement language. An arbitrator ruled that the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region had failed to demonstrate that contracting out of some surgical procedures and CT scans were more cost effective than having them performed in-house. As a result, the arbitrator restricted the length of the third-party contracts to deal with the backlog only.



About CUPE Local 5430

CUPE Local 5430 is the largest health care union in Saskatchewan, representing over 13,600 members. We represent a wide range of health care providers in five major classification areas: clerical, technical, nursing, support and plant operations. Together, we each contribute to the well-being of hospital patients, long-term care residents and home care clients.

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