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

Effective March 19, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the health and safety of our Employees and Officers, we ask that you refrain from visiting our Local and Regional offices.
If you have an inquiry, we ask that you call our office. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

  • Region 1 306-445-6433
  • Region 2 306-922-0600
  • Region 3 306-757-7925
  • Region 4 306-842-1559
  • Region 5 306-783-1396
  • Main office 306-546-5185

Thank you for your co-operation and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause

Sincerely,

Sandra Seitz
President, CUPE Local 5430

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We have been actively monitoring the growing issue around COVID-19 and how it affects not only health care members but members in all the sectors that we represent. We have been considering the best advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan which changes as this outbreak evolves. 

We have begun daily conversations, with follow up, with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and all health care unions to ensure that we are responding to this outbreak with solid evidence and calm advice.

If you are sick – do not go to work… it is really that simple; contact your employer to advise of your illness. Practice increased safety in social contacts: cough/sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve; don’t touch your face; wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds; no handshakes or hugs; if you feel ill with COVID-19 symptoms, call 811 for advice.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be at the highest standards. We believe that should be the N95 masks and adopting the precautionary principle in order to both address and contain this outbreak and adequately protect those responsible for assessing COVID-19 in our communities.

Regina: The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is sending layoff notices to CUPE members working at Regina Pioneer Village (RPV) and moving residents to private, personal care homes.

RPV has been plagued by mould and asbestos issues for years and has had to close beds twice before due to remediation efforts.  Now residents are being moved into two private care homes in the Regina area.

“These layoffs are a direct result of the Sask Party government’s failure to address the crumbling infrastructure in our health care sector,” said Sandra Seitz, president of CUPE Local 5430.  “Now patients are being moved into private, for profit care homes.  We should all be concerned about the loss of jobs, the costs for residents and the quality of care.”

(Regina) A new report sponsored by CUPE Local 5430 shines a light on the Sask Party’s failure to properly plan for, or invest in, Saskatchewan’s long-term care system.

The report, entitled Crumbling Away: Saskatchewan’s Long-Term Residential Care Policy and Its Consequences was written by Dr. Susan Braedley, Tara McWhinney, Asia Barclay and Kiersten Jensen of Carleton University.

“Our analysis shows that over the last decade, despite demographic trends that predict needs for more capacity, Saskatchewan long-term care policies have both reduced the number of beds available and eroded service provision by removing staffing requirements that allow for dedicated care hours per resident,” said Dr Susan Braedley, an associate professor at Carleton University. “Failures to plan for and dedicate sufficient funding to replacing, renovating, repairing and maintaining the physical infrastructure of publicly owned and operated Special Care Homes, have left the sector in disrepair, and literally crumbling away.”

On July 24, 2018 CUPE, SEIU-West, SGEU, SUN and HSAS were called to a meeting hosted by 3S Health. At that meeting the Unions were introduced to AIMS (Administrative Information Management System), a province-wide initiative to implement one business system to replace the 82 non-integrated systems currently in use.

The cost of this initiative is $167 million dollars. The Employer tells us that the objectives of AIMS are to reduce time and effort spent on administrative tasks, freeing more time to deliver patient care. They want to ensure that the right people and resources are available at the right time in the right place and the right amount. The Employer says they will redirect savings realized into patient care.

Have you heard about Policy #8 in the CUPE Local 5430 Policy Manual?

Policy #8 – Retirement Presentations

The responsibility of advising Local 5430 rests with the member concerned and the information must be filed at the Regional Office not later than sixty (60) days after the retirement date to be eligible for the payment.

Members are eligible for the retirement presentation only once in their lifetime.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please talk to one of the Facility Reps or call the Main Office at 306-757- 7925 and ask for a form to be emailed, faxed or mailed out to you.

Stronger Together

CUPE, SEIU- West and SGEU Health Providers are formalizing their commitment to working together. 

In April, CUPE Members committed to a Bargaining Association and movement to one Collective Agreement for all Healthcare providers when the tentative agreement was ratified. At the 2019 AGM, Members endorsed the Bargaining Association with a motion to move forward to develop a Bargaining Association with the Saskatchewan Government Employees Union (SGEU Health Providers) and Service Employees International Union (West) (SEIU – West) to be ratified by the CUPE Local 5430 Membership.

In September, we are holding Membership meetings in each region to share information about the Bargaining Association, answer questions and have the Association approved by the Membership.

PLEASE PARTICIPATE BY COMING OUT TO A MEETING IN YOUR REGION AND CASTING YOUR VOTE.

On August 12, 2019 the local received a phone call from a reporter asking for an opinion on a Request for Proposal (RFP) that had been issued by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).

The SHA was seeking a proposal from vendors to provide a ‘hotline’ service that could be used for anonymously reporting to the organization when employees and others are suspected of violating SHA policies, codes of conduct, or legal requirements. The SHA had not communicated anything to the local about the RFP for the Whistleblower Hotline Service.

(Regina) A newly proposed Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) whistleblower hotline is being met with scepticism and criticism from Saskatchewan’s largest health care union.

“A whistleblower hotline is an unnecessary, wasteful use of tax dollars that duplicates existing complaint processes,” said Sandra Seitz, president of CUPE Local 5430.  “Health dollars would be better invested in front-line services, like adequate staffing levels, new infrastructure, and equipment.”

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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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