Region Contacts

Region 1 Office (Former Local 5111)

1291-100th Street
North Battleford, SK S9A 0W4
Phone: 445-6433 
Fax: 446-2405
Email:  cupe5111pres@sasktel.net

 

Region 2 Office (former Local 4777)

215-16th Street West
Prince Albert, SK S6V 3V4
Phone: 922-0600 
Fax: 763-8915 
Email: region2gvp@sasktel.net

 

Region 3 Office (former Local 3967)

1651 Park Street 
Regina, SK S4N 5A2 
Phone: 757-7925 
Fax: 757-6959
Email: cupe5430-r3@sasktel.net

 

Region 4 Office (former Local 5999)

46 – 3rd Street
Weyburn, SK
S4H 0V9
Phone: (306) 842-1559
Fax: (306) 842-1560
Email: 5430region4gvp@sasktel.net

 

Region 5 Office (former Local 4980)

180 A Broadway West
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 1E2
Phone: (306) 783-1396
Fax: (306) 783-1398
Email: renkas4980@sasktel.net

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

 

 

News

Media Release: CUPE calls for more accessible vaccine delivery for health care workers

Media Release: CUPE calls for more accessible vaccine delivery for health care workers

REGINA: While CUPE is pleased that the Saskatchewan government has finally decided to prioritize remaining health care workers in the vaccination delivery sequencing, more needs to be done to remove barriers to access.

“Accessing the vaccine has been complicated and plagued with administrative delays. Members have to wait to receive a letter from their manager, and then call a 1-800 number to book an appointment. Every other person in the province can register online or go to a drive thru location,” said Sandra Seitz, president of CUPE Local 5430. “Why do we need to wait for a letter for health care workers? How about a current Saskatchewan Health Authority or affiliate identification instead.”

“We should be rolling out vaccinations in workplaces, and ensuring members have paid time off to receive both doses of the vaccine,” added Seitz.

Seitz, a resident of Weyburn, is also concerned about the access to the vaccine in rural Saskatchewan. “We would like to see access to vaccine clinics improved in rural areas. In many cases clinics are booking three weeks in advance and may require members to travel, sometimes up to an hour,” said Seitz.

CUPE has thousands of members who work directly with COVID positive patients who have not had the opportunity to receive their vaccination. These members include environmental service workers, porters, unit clerks, medical technicians and technologists, amongst others – all of whom have been working hard throughout this pandemic.

“CUPE has been vocal on expanding access to vaccine delivery for all health care workers who want to be immunized,” said Seitz. “We encourage the government to ensure that all health care workers who are on the frontlines be provided the opportunity to be vaccinated. That is, all health care workers who have interaction with clients, residents or patients in any setting, for any amount of time.”

CUPE Local 5430 represents over 14,000 health care workers across Saskatchewan.

 

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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