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



CUPE: Barely surviving – new report highlights cost of living impacts on Saskatchewan health care workers

CUPE: Barely surviving – new report highlights cost of living impacts on Saskatchewan health care workers

REGINA: Today, alongside Saskatchewan health care workers and CUPE’s National President Mark Hancock, CUPE 5430 released their new report From Pay Cheque to Pay Cheque: The impact of the rising cost of living on health care workers.

The report [CUPE 5430 Cost of Living Report]  summarizes the results of a survey of Saskatchewan health care workers on the impact of the cost-of-living crisis over the last two years. It demonstrates that inflationary pressures have had a devastating impact on the well-being and families of CUPE 5430 members. It also shows that wage growth among these health workers has not kept pace with the growth in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the last decade.

“These health workers are the backbone of Saskatchewan’s public health system. It is devastating to hear the challenges they face putting food on their tables and keeping the lights on,” said Mark Hancock, CUPE’s National President. “It is clear their wages aren’t reflecting their value in the health system. It is unacceptable.”

Survey responses include reports of health workers skipping meals and deferring bills so they can feed their families, incurring significant debt and experiencing serious mental health challenges as they try to manage the cost of living crisis with low wages. Between March 2013 and March 2023, Saskatchewan CPI increases outstripped the general wage increases of CUPE 5430 members and other health care providers by 27% to 14%.

“The provincial government is quick to call health care workers heroes, but they have not stepped up to fairly compensate them for the important work they do to keep our health system running,” said Bashir Jalloh, president of CUPE 5430. “We’re currently negotiating a new contract with the provincial government and this report makes it crystal clear – these workers need significant increases in their wages so they can live in security and dignity. Anything less risks further recruitment and retention challenges.”

CUPE 5430CUPE's National President Mark Hancock joins CUPE members highlighting results of CUPE 5430's cost of living survey

CUPE 5430 represents over 13,000 health service providers working for the Saskatchewan Health Authority and affiliates in five major classification areas: clerical, technical nursing, support, and plant operations.


For more information, please contact: Katherine Norton at 306-510-6706



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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