On January 18, 2019 representatives from CUPE Local 5430 met with Greg Ottenbreit, Yorkton MLA and Minister for Rural and Remote Health to discuss our concerns with workload and chronic under-staffing.
The delegation submitted close to 1,500 postcards calling for the province to address workload by:
- Ensuring staff are replaced when sick or on leave;
- Improving shift schedules to reduce on-call work;
- Increasing funding for frontline staff;
- Having meaningful discussion with health care unions about staff, resources, recruitment, and retention (especially in rural Saskatchewan).