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

We know that you have all been working hard to keep Saskatchewan’s health care system running. Thank you for all the hard work you do.

We are preparing for our annual general meeting that will be held on an electronic platform this year as we have to deal with the gathering limitations that COVID has brought us. We look forward to seeing delegates there.

We will also be holding our elections for the provincial positions through electronic voting this fall. Please visit the website to register to vote. There is also some information about how it will work.

 

Dear Member of CUPE Local 5430:

As you know, we are living in very unusual times. We’ve been forced to change many of our processes in order to keep our members safe and to continue to conduct our business and to keep our members connected.

Our election process has been changed as well. In the past we held elections in our facilities but this time around, that process is next to impossible. As such, the local has determined that elections will be conducted electronically. We realize our bylaws do not allow for electronic elections; however, we have consulted extensively with the National President’s Office and have received not only approval but also kudos for accessing this process.

I hope you are all doing well.  I wanted to reach out to you with an update on what we have been doing since our last update.

We continue to work provincially and regionally to resolve both pandemic-related and other workplace concerns for you and the other members.  We encourage you to reach out to your elected officers at the facility level or regional office with any concerns that you may have.

As the number of active cases continues to grow in Saskatchewan – we are carefully watching and continue to have daily briefings with representatives from the Ministry of Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority.  We know that CUPE members are on the frontlines of fighting this pandemic and are the backbone of the pandemic response.

(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 Saskatchewan Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Saskatchewan) is currently accepting applications from members of affiliated Local Unions to serve on the Task Force for Member Engagement. Applications for consideration of appointment and other information is contained in the notice.

Important note: - Please ensure the Form Letter titled Letter of Concurrence CUPE Local 5430 Members are to fill this portion out and have their Regions General Vice President sign and send in to CUPE Saskatchewan..

The Saskatchewan Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Saskatchewan) is currently accepting applications from members of affiliated Local Unions to serve on the Task Force for Member Engagement. Applications for consideration of appointment must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2020.

CUPE members in good standing of affiliated Local Unions are eligible to apply.

Brother Sid Hall, CUPE 5430 Region One, speaks out on the challenges of Long Term Care and being a frontline worker.

Regina / 980 CJME
Lisa Schick
June 23, 2020 07:46 am

Thirteen years ago, when Sidney Hall started working as a continuing care aid, he enjoyed going to work and could joke with the residents.

Now they often don’t get the care they deserve.

“Unfortunately, there is no joviality anymore. Sometimes you can have a laugh and joke but it’s mainly rushing. And it’s sad. From when I started to what I see now, it is a sad business,” said Hall.

I hope you are all doing well. I wanted to reach out with an update on what we have been working on since the last president’s update.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

We know that COVID-19 and the cohorting ordered by the public health order have negatively affected some of our members and reduced their income.

Casual and part-time employees who have had their hours reduced or are not getting any hours as a result of COVID-19, but are not laid off, can still access the CERB, as long as they’re making $1,000 or less per month in employment and/or self-employment income.

June 21 is National Indigenous People's Day. CUPE acknowledges and respects the rights of Indigenous peoples to their unceded territories, as well as to preserve and protect their cultures and languages. We committed to working with Indigenous nations, communities and organizations towards reconciliation, and to respect our ongoing treaty relationships.

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OH&S Webinar for Saskatchewan Health Care Regions CUPE Local 5430

June 19, 2020

Web Platform: Online via Zoom

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Workshop Details:

LIMIT: 480 People
DATE: Friday, June 19, 2020
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The purpose of this webinar is “connecting the dots” of the COVID-19 hazards with fundamental health and safety principles, as well as the rights, powers, and duties under the Occupational Health and Safety tenets of The Saskatchewan Employment Act.

The webinar will look to provide you with a sense of renewed confidence, leaving you to continue to do work safely, while knowing your rights, and while providing support to union members during these unprecedented times.

Topics that will be discussed:

  • Right to Refuse unsafe work.
  • What are the duties of the employer, the supervisor, and a worker under the SEA?
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Best known practices around COVID-19.
  • What controls should be in place for COVID-19?

NOTE: Registrants will receive an email link to the "Zoom" meeting the day before the webinar.

Please register online via this link: https://cupe.ca/mrm-union-education/event/3829

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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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