CUPE 5430 Main Office

1111 Osler St. Regina SK  S4R 8R4
Phone:  306–546-2185

 

Region 1 Office (Former Local 5111)

1291-100th Street
North Battleford, SK S9A 0W4
Phone: 445-6433 
Fax: 446-2405
Email:  r1gvp@cupe5430.ca

 

Region 2 Office (former Local 4777)

215-16th Street West
Prince Albert, SK S6V 3V4
Phone: 922-0600 
Fax: 763-8915 
Email: r2gvp@cupe5430.ca 

 

Region 3 Office (former Local 3967)

1651 Park Street 
Regina, SK S4N 5A2 
Phone: 757-7925 
Fax: 757-6959
Email: r3gvp@cupe5430.ca 

 

Region 4 Office (former Local 5999)

46 – 3rd Street
Weyburn, SK
S4H 0V9
Phone: (306) 842-1559
Fax: (306) 842-1560
Email: r4gvp@cupe5430.ca 

 

Region 5 Office (former Local 4980)

180 A Broadway West
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 1E2
Phone: (306) 783-1396
Fax: (306) 783-1398
Email: r5gvp@cupe5430.ca 

 

 

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Provincial Review Documents

The employer is required to give members the documents to do their provincial review.  These deadlines for completion can be found here: Provider Group Joint Job Evaluation | Provider Group Joint Job Evaluation (working-for-health.ca)  If you are in a classification doing a provincial review and have not received your documents, please contact your regional reps immediately.  We want to increase our participation numbers and remove barriers wherever we can.

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Dear CUPE member:

CUPE 5430 is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement (in principle) regarding the transition of Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) Information Technology (IT) services employees to eHealth.

These difficult negotiations began in the spring of 2018 and have lasted more than four years. Since the announcement in 2018, our members in IT services around the province have been waiting to move forward with their lives, unsure of who their employer is, unsure about the future of their work, and unsure if they will keep their jobs.

Though the pandemic played a significant part in the delay of this transition, negotiations resumed in March 2022. After an intense four months of negotiations, we were able to reach a fair deal which protects the rights of our members going over to eHealth. Moving forward, SHA members moving to eHealth will remain ‘whole’ with regards to their salary, sick leave, vacation, health benefits, seniority, and their defined benefit pension plans.

The SHA has set the transition date for September 25, 2022. Once all parties have signed the agreement, eHealth and the SHA will meet with all affected IT employees throughout August and September to go through their options. Each member will have union representation during their meeting with the employer to ensure that all of the information they need to make a decision is available.

If you are interested in attending, please email Nancy Black to receive a Zoom invitation. The email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In Solidarity,

Bashir Jalloh President, CUPE 5430

WHEN:  Thursday, August 4, 2022 – 6:30 PM 

WHERE: This will be a virtual meeting using Zoom 

WHY: CUPE Local 5430 would like to give you an update on the transition negotiation, hear from you and answer any questions you may have. 

If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Nancy Black to be provided with a Zoom invitation to join. 

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Media Release: Shipping surgical patients out of province is unacceptable, says CUPE 5430

REGINA: In a recent media release, the Sask. Party government announced it was moving forward with surgical privatization, including contracting out surgeries to for- profit providers, and shipping patients out of province for surgery in private clinics.

“Sixty years ago, the people of Saskatchewan came together to create universal Medicare. It is disappointing that our current government seems to be doing everything in its power to move the clock backwards and privatize our health care system,” said Bashir Jalloh, president of CUPE 5430.

“Contracting out surgeries is not a magic wand for wait times. In fact, there is little evidence to show that contracting out will result in shorter wait times. We point to Saskatchewan’s own MRI wait lists which have increased since the government implemented a two-tier system. Even in the case of private surgeries, these patients end up coming back to the public system for follow up. Home care and therapies are just a couple of programs that are also experiencing backlogs,” added Jalloh.

CUPE 5430, the largest health care union in the province, has launched a public survey to find out the full extent the impact staffing shortages are having on health care providers and the communities they serve. 

"People across Saskatchewan are struggling to access health care in a timely manner and in or around the communities they call home," said Bashir Jalloh, president of CUPE 5430 and a nuclear medicine technologist. "Dozens of communities are facing service disruptions, emergency room shutdowns, bed closures and service cuts. This survey will help us illustrate the scope of the problem and present clear solutions. "

CUPE leadership has been tracking service disruptions and facility closures through the Saskatchewan Health Authority website, but the governments lack of transparency in their public reports fails to show the full extent of the problem .

"The Sask. Party government needs to take this issue seriously.  If you are concerned about the state of health care in your community, I urge you to fill out the survey. Every single submission will show how serious the problem is and that the people of Saskatchewan are ready to stand up and take action,” concluded Jalloh.

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JJE Job Description Review

Do you work in the following classifications?

  • #007      Utility Worker
  • #021      Maintenance Services Worker
  • #043      Independent Living Maintenance Worker
  • #044      Plumber
  • #437      Plumbing Project Coordinator
  • #054      Carpenter

You should know that the Joint Job Evaluation Maintenance Committee initiated a provincial review for these job descriptions. You should have received the Provincial Review Process Form, the Provincial Job Fact Sheet and Provincial Review Instructions by June 28 th from your manager. If you have not received these documents, please contact your Region office. The documents must be completed and handed back to your manager by Aug 2, 2022.

CUPE sounds the alarm as Sask. Party government looks at private option for Regina Pioneer Village replacement

The Government of Saskatchewan is soliciting proposals from non-profit and for-profit corporations to provide 375 standard long-term care beds within Regina.
These beds would, in part, replace the standard beds at Regina Pioneer Village, which is a publicly run, Saskatchewan Health Authority facility.

“It appears the provincial government has learned nothing about the failing of for-profit delivery of long-term care during the pandemic,” said Bashir Jalloh, president of CUPE Local 5430. “There is strong evidence that shows private, for-profit long-term care facilities have lower staffing levels, which creates poor quality of care and requires residents to pay more for the care they need out of their own pocket.”

Union speaks out about bed closures at Shellbrook Hospital

CUPE Local 5430 took a stand against bed closures at Parkland Integrated Health Center in Shellbrook, the Premier’s home community, where half of the acute beds were shut down on May 20, 2022 due to short staffing.

“With beds being closed these communities are now having to travel further for care and to see loved ones. We believe this is adding an extra hardship to the elderly, as most of the communities have a large group of elderly people living in their towns, who rely on the Shellbrook facility,” said. Sharon Paul, General Vice-President for Region 2. “Even before the bed closures happened the facility is often on bypass – which means beds are full and new patients can not be accepted. This means patients seeking care would have to travel further for care. And delays could be deadly.”

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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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