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

President’s Report - COVID Update

We are entering another period of change, as we see the public health orders and restrictions lifted, as well as the state of emergency ended in our province. This all happened on July 11, 2021.

As was reported last time, the lifting of the state of emergency means that the temporary LOU regarding re-deployment, labour pools, cohorting, and supplemental workforce will expire 28 days after the state of emergency is lifted. The LOU will expire on August 8, 2021.

Relief workers who were cohorted in long-term care should have been allowed to return to all relief lists as of July 11, 2021. If you are one of these workers and were not returned or missed shifts that could have been scheduled prior to your return to the relief lists of facilities you were not cohorted to, please contact your region’s office for assistance.

We are in continued talks with the Saskatchewan Health Authority on the impacts of the removal of the temporary LOU, as we know that COVID is not gone. Testing and assessment, screening, immunization, surge capacity, contact tracing, and other COVID work streams remain and how that work will be done without the LOU is of interest to the unions.

We have received a number of calls and emails about screening and continuous masking for health care workers. This will continue at least in the short term and there was a safety bulletin in today’s SHA Rounds speaking to it. Here is the link.

CUPE SAHO Negotiations

We also want to update you on important talks taking place between CUPE and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations Inc. (SAHO). Some of you may remember that back in the 2008 round of bargaining the health provider unions took issue with some of the communication that SAHO was having with our members. What is called an unfair labour practice complaint was filed with the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board. After a hearing and appeal, the end result was that we still have a matter outstanding with SAHO that needs to be resolved. We were scheduled to return to the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board in late spring to have another hearing to finish resolving the complaint. However, we have been in discussion with SAHO to resolve it without a hearing.

In the course of this discussion, we also have addressed some of the changes that have occurred in health care. Specifically, that our employers that were the five health authorities (Sunrise, Sun Country, Regina Qu’Appelle, Prairie North, and Prince Albert Parkland) and the affiliate facilities are now the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the affiliated facilities. This has led to more formal discussions of changes to the collective agreement language to recognize this change. In addition, the discussions have been around changes to the collective agreement that would see the five CUPE bargaining units become one. This would see one seniority list for CUPE members, the ability to move into any CUPE job without the portability language, and changes around displacement in layoffs.

Collective agreement language changes are usually agreed to in bargaining and we are not in a formal bargaining period, nor have we, or SAHO, given notice to bargain as we have a collective agreement that goes to March 31, 2022.

What we are discussing is a possible additional extension to the collective agreement that would commence upon the expiry of the current collective agreement. This would include a monetary increase, a settlement to the unfair labour practice complaint, language changes relating to the one employer, and one bargaining unit.

Once the discussions are complete, and an agreement is reached, the terms of that agreement would come to you, the membership, for approval as they always do. We call this a ratification vote.

We would have information meetings, both in-person and virtually, to share the information and answer questions. Then, a vote would take place.

In the past, this was done with polls set up in the facilities for a certain length of time on a certain day. We now have experience using an electronic voting system and will be using that for the ratification vote. This will allow for a larger window of time for voting to happen and can be done from home or another place where email access is available. You will need to sign up for electronic voting if you have not already done so. If you signed up last year to vote in the elections for CUPE officers, you will not need to sign up again. You can register on the CUPE 5430 webpage here, click on the blue voter registration button on the right top of the home page. Important information: if you have changed your email since registering you will need to re-register to update your email. We are encouraging all members who have not registered, to do so as soon as possible. This one-time registration will allow you to vote in ratification votes and election of officer votes as well. If you are having trouble registering, please contact Nancy Black at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will reach out again through our email system, Facebook, and website with further information about the talks with SAHO and to let you know about further information meetings on this.

If you are reading this message through the website or Facebook and would prefer to get these messages in your email, please contact your region’s office and get set up. Maybe you have never been set up, or maybe you have changed your email address and aren’t getting the regular updates. We do not email more than necessary and will only use your email address for the purpose of communicating with you and will respect your privacy.

  • Region 1: 306-445-6433 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Region 2: 306-922-0600 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Region 3: 306-757-7925 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Region 4: 306-842-1559 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Region 5: 306-783-1396 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Main office: 306-546-2185

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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