Nursing week 2019CUPE 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.

Thank You!

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.

Day of Mourning

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.

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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. 

If you would like to submit questions by email in advance of the meeting, you can do so by sending your questions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ATTENTION: Pearl Blommaert

Media Release: Provincial budget is balanced in favour of bureaucracy, at the expense of front line care says CUPE health care workers

(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.

March 28, 2019 @ 09:00 to 10:30 Lady Minto Edam
March 28, 2019 @ 11:30 to 13:00 Riverside Health Complex Turtleford
March 28, 2019 @ 15:00 to 16:30 St. Walburg Health Complex

March 29, 2019 @ 09:00 to 10:30 Cut Knife Health Complex
March 29, 2019 @ 13:00 to 14:30 Maidstone Health Complex
March 29, 2019 @ 16:00 to 17:30 Loon Lake Health Centre

April 01, 2019 @ 09:00 to 10:30 L Gervais Nursing Home Goodsoil
April 01, 2019 @ 12:00 to 14:00 Meadow Lake Hospital
April 01, 2019 @ 14:30 to 16:00 Northland Pioneer Lodge

April 02, 2019 @ 09:30 to 10:30 Prairie North Plaza
April 02, 2019 @ 12:00 to 13:30 Lloydminster Hospital
April 02, 2019 @14:00 to 15:30 Jubilee Home Lloydminster

April 04, 2019 @ 09:00 to 10:30 River Heights Lodge
April 04, 2019 @ 11:00 to 13:00 Battlefords District Care Centre
April 04, 2019 @ 14:00 to 15:00 Villa Pascal

April 05, 2019 @ 11:00 to 13:00 Sask. Hospital
April 05, 2019 @ 19:00 to 21:00 Battlefords Union Hospital

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