Many people are marking November 7, 2018 as National Stress Awareness Day. Unfortunately, many CUPE Local 5430 members experience stress on a daily basis due to crushing workloads.
To mark this occasion, CUPE Local 5430 is asking our members to sign a postcard calling for the provincial government to address workload by ensuring staff are replaced when sick or on leave, improving shift schedules to reduce on-call work, increasing funding for frontline staff, and having meaningful discussion with health care unions about staff, resources, recruitment, and retention (especially in rural Saskatchewan).
Quality patient care is only possible when there are enough health care workers who have the necessary resources to provide the care that is needed.
If you would like to sign a postcard, please contact your local representative.
All signed workload postcards will be delivered to Minister of Health Jim Reiter to urge the provincial government to address the serious workload concerns of CUPE Local 5430 members. With your assistance we can send the Minister a strong message that crushing workloads are unacceptable.