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

During this COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption that it has caused, the Health Care Provider Unions want the Government to recognize the healthcare care workers who are working tirelessly and with personal risk to themselves and their families, to return those in their care to their families. This letter was sent to Premier Moe by the Provider Unions today asking for that recognition.

pdfRead more - Letter to Premier - Pandemic Pay

TOPIC: COVID 19 and the impacts on health care workers

When: Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 6:50 p.m.

We know that many members have questions about the recent LOU on redeployment and cohorting, as well as ongoing concerns about the impact COVID-19 is having on health care members. As such, we are organizing a telephone town hall on this topic.

During the town hall, you will be able to ask questions of your CUPE Local 5430 Executive and put forward your comments.

All you have to do to participate is make sure we have a current phone number for you and pick up the phone when we call you.

If you would like to submit questions in advance of the town hall you can do so by sending your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We hope you’re able to join us on May 7, 2020 for this important discussion.

Relief Workers Accessing the Labour Pool

The labour pool is defined as follows:

The Labour Pool is a pool of employees that have either volunteered or been assigned from work areas subject to a service slow down or closure for the purposes of redeployment to another work area that requires additional resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Labour Pool is subject to the terms of the letter of understanding agreed to between the Employer and the Unions (CUPE, HSAS, SEIU-West, SGEU, SUN).

Over the last few years the employer took the position that there was a deadline for people to get better when they were placed on the disability re-employment list. The disability re-employment list is where our members get placed when they are too ill to work in any capacity. The employer took the position that if these people were not better within one year, their relationship with the employer was over. CUPE disagreed and fought back.

We went to arbitration on the difference, and we won.

The disability re-employment process is described in Article 31.08 of the collective agreement, and this is how it should work:

Public sector workers are the backbone of our communities. CUPE Saskatchewan wants to shed a light on the hard work our members are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your local has a story they would like to feature, please contact your national staff representative.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on how important well funded, public, long-term care is. Today we are featuring the hard-working members of CUPE Local 5430 who are the backbone of our long-term care system.

Long-term care homes have been at the forefront of COVID-19 outbreaks in other provinces and account for the majority of deaths attributed to the virus. Seniors are the most at risk from the virus, and long-term care homes across the province have been locked down to visitors and volunteers.

The Day of Mourning offers us an opportunity to stand together with the world’s workers to remember those who have died on the job, and to reflect on what needs to be done to prevent more deaths and injuries. On April 28th:

◆ We remember all workers stricken with workplace illness, suffering injuries or killed on the job.
◆ We remember children left without a parent and families facing hardship and deprivation.
◆ We remember young workers who are injured and killed at a much higher rate than mature workers.
◆ We remember women workers whose hazards are often unrecognized or ignored by health studies.
◆ We remember the working wounded who are forced to continue to work because they are denied fair compensation.
◆ We remember families and friends who have to nurse or care for ill or injured workers.

Dear CUPE Local 5430 member:

 

Important information: there was some miscommunication/lack of communication between the employer and the unions on the home care workers’ exemption in the public health order. This means that we provided incorrect information on the town hall call Tuesday night.

Here is the clarification we received from the employer yesterday: Home care staff are not exempted from being cohorted if they have a position in a long-term care environment. As such, if they are cohorted to the long-term care home, they will not work in home care. Similarly, if they are assigned to work in home care, they cannot work shifts in long-term care. The exemption for home care was to allow them to go into multiple environments throughout a home care shift as part of their regular daily service requirements. Members can’t work their jobs or shifts in long-term care if they are cohorted to home care, but they can go into facilities or personal care homes to provide service to their home care clients who happen to live in those facilities or homes.

We provided the information that we had and apologize for any confusion that was created.

Important information: there was some miscommunication/lack of communication between the Employer and the Unions on the home care workers exemption in the public health order. This means that we provided incorrect information on the town hall call last night. We will correct this in the question and answer document that we will post later today.

Here is the clarification we received from the Employer today: Home care staff are not exempted from being cohorted if they have a position in a LTC environment.  As such, if they are cohorted to the LTC home, they will not work in Home Care.  Similarly, if they are assigned to work in Home Care they cannot work shifts in LTC.  The Exemption for Home Care was to allow them to go into multiple environments throughout a home care shift as part of their regular daily service requirements. Members can’t work their jobs or shifts in LTC if they are cohorted in home care, but they can go into facilities or personal care homes to provide service to their home care clients who happen to live in those facilities or homes.

We provided the information that we had and apologize for any confusion that was created.

On April 17, 2020 there was an amended public health order issued that limits health care workers to working in only one long-term care or personal care home facility. We call this cohorting. This change must be implemented by employers by April 28, 2020.

Information from the employer on cohorting was posted on the Saskatchewan COVID website on April 19, 2020. Click here to read it.

We have also been told that the information about cohorting will be communicated by the employer through their broadcast system or already has been. We heard from some of you that you are not receiving the messages, and we raised it with the employer. So far we have not had an adequate response from the employer on how they will ensure that everyone is receiving the broadcast message. In particular, we have heard that those of you who are employed by an affiliate are not receiving the broadcast. Although we have repeatedly asked, we have not received a response as to whether or not there is a reliable system to broadcast to affiliate employees. Please contact your manager if you are not receiving the broadcast after updating your information on My Gateway.

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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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