Region Contacts

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

1651 Park Street, Regina, SK S4N 5A2 306-546-2185




It’s Time to Focus on Fairness

It’s Time to Focus on Fairness

(SASKATCHEWAN) The unions representing health care providers in Saskatchewan are concerned that the latest expansion of the COVID-19 wage top-up for essential workers still falls short.

On July 30, the government announced it would be lifting the income threshold and expanding coverage for workers at integrated facilities.

The government’s latest expansion of the provincial wage top-up for essential workers is a step in the right direction, but it still leaves too many frontline workers behind,” said Pearl Blommaert, Vice President of CUPE Local 5430. “Our members who work in acute care, and many other areas are not included in the expansion. Every health care worker deserves recognition for the unprecedented challenges they are dealing with every day.”

The unions are also concerned about the limited duration covered by the funding.

“We are still in the midst of the pandemic. Case numbers in the province are increasing at a frightening rate every day. Saskatchewan now has the highest number of COVID- 19 cases per capita of any province,” said Barbara Cape, President of SEIU-West. “We know the tremendous effort and sacrifice that is occurring with cohorting, denied vacation, crushing workloads, regular occurrences of understaffing – all of which play a role in creating a stressful work and care environment. It doesn’t make sense for the top-up to end on July 4, when we are still facing all of the same stressors and risks.

The health provider unions have been actively campaigning to expand the wage top-up. An on-line campaign provided an opportunity for members of the general public to speak out directly and let our government know that their plan was unfair.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on how important it is to maintain publicly funded health care,” said Tracey Sauer, Chair of the SGEU Health Providers Bargaining Committee. “Premier Scott Moe, Health Minister Jim Reiter and the entire Sask Party government must work with us to ensure safe staffing levels, adequate

protections in the workplace and recognition for the increased stress and higher risk health care providers face during the pandemic. This will allow our members to provide quality professional care based on people’s needs now and in the future.”


For more information, please contact:

Carolyn Rebeyka Communications Officer, SGEU Phone: 306-519-2903

Christine Miller
Communications Coordinator, SEIU-West Phone: 306-652-1011 ext. 8733

Tria Donaldson
Communications Representative, CUPE Phone: 306-531-6247

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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