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

  • When: Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 pm
  • Where: a phone near you

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

During the town hall, you will be able to ask questions of your CUPE 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 to pick up your phone when we call you.

If you would like to submit questions by e-mail in advance of the telephone 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.

I hope you are able to join me on April 21 for this important discussion. 

In Solidarity,

Sandra Seitz, president CUPE Local 5430

April 14, 2020

Over the weekend we received notice that the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) was expanding the workplace screening beyond long-term care to the health care workforce in other facilities. This workplace screening is to begin on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

The screening will involve a screening questionnaire and a follow up temperature check at the time of screening. You will be expected to show your SHA issued photo identification.

We still have unanswered questions and remain concerned about the following:

  • Health care providers being provided consistent advice about when and how to return to work.
  • Protection of private personal health information of health care providers.
  • No manager on site to direct or answer questions about the process and inadequate clinician oversight for making decisions to send health care providers home.
  • Getting health care providers into the site in a safe and timely manner (potential waits, bottlenecking).
  • Understaffing causing greater risks to both residents and health care providers.
  • Compensation for health care providers who are screened out and sent home. It is our position that should this occur, health care providers should be paid for the missed shifts whether symptomatic or not and that this would not be from sick leave banks but paid as provided for in Article 15.13.

April 9, 2020

Dear CUPE member and home care worker:

Your lives change daily, and even when they don’t change, your anticipation of changes makes your work lives feel uncertain, and answers are slow to come. Your executive knows how hard it is to go to work under the current circumstances.

CUPE has been asking a lot of questions on your behalf. We have daily briefings with representatives from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), along with SUN, SGEU Health Providers, SEIU-West, and HSAS.

During these calls we ask a lot of questions, but we are struggling to get concrete answers as well. Often, by the time we get an answer, the situation has changed.

Our home care members are out in the communities struggling to navigate between public health orders and changes in their workplaces.

Today we will see the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) implement workplace screening for our members in long-term care facilities. The direction to facilities is to have it implemented by 6 p.m. today.

While the unions were provided with a draft of the plan on Wednesday and given less than a day to review it and provide feedback, none of our questions were answered before the policy was finalized and direction sent to the long-term care facilities to begin implementation.

The screening will involve a screening questionnaire and a follow up temperature check. At the time of the screening, you will be expected to show your SHA issued photo identification.

Protecting the health and well-being of our most vulnerable residents living in long-term care and keeping health care providers healthy and safe is CUPE's top priority, but many questions about this process need to be answered.

March 30, 2020

Thank you all for the important work you are doing every day in our health care system.

We have had a lot of questions from our members about cohorting, which is limiting employment to one facility as we do during outbreaks. Provincial protocols recommend cohorting of staff during outbreaks as much as possible to minimize inter-facility spread. We are told that at this time there are no outbreaks.

We know that many health care providers hold positions in more than one facility of the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), affiliates, or other allied health providers like private personal care homes or private long-term care homes. At this time there is no formal action or directive being given to minimize or restrict the movement of staff between the SHA care facilities or between the SHA and any external group or organizations as part of the provincial COVID-19 response.

First and most importantly, we want to recognize that all of you are doing great work under the most challenging circumstances.

Communication is so important at this time to make sure that everyone is getting good, factual information.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is expanding their broadcast system to the entire province. It will be used to convey urgent COVID-19 updates to SHA staff, physicians, and affiliates.

To make sure that you are getting the information you need, please go to www.mygatewayonline.com or www.mygatewayonlinerqhealth.ca if your workplace is in the former RQHR to ensure that your phone numbers are correct. Let others know to do the same. They started test broadcasts yesterday, so if you did not receive messaging, please follow the steps to update your information.

The Chief Medical Health Officer updated his public health order under The Public Health Act. As information and direction regarding his subject evolves in this rapidly changing environment the SHA has been committed to updating their direction to us.

In accordance with the Order from the Government of Saskatchewan on March 20, 2020, effective immediately, all persons who have travelled internationally shall go into mandatory self-isolation for 14 days from the date of arrival back into Canada.  This means that employees, physicians, students and volunteers who have returned from international travel on March 6, 2020 or later must immediately self-isolate.  Please contact your manager or Area Department Lead to advise them that you are required to self-isolate as directed by the Chief Medical Health Officer order issued on March 20, 2020.

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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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