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 

 

 

News

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

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.”

The proposal also leaves the door open to a public-private partnership (P3). Jalloh also points to the recent and historical failures of public-private partnerships in Saskatchewan.

“From the construction disaster with the Sask. Hospital in North Battleford to the cost overruns with the Regina Bypass, there are many examples with the issues of P3s,” added Jalloh. “The Sask. Party government has signed away billions in public funds for costly P3 deals, adding to the debt and locking us into 30 years of expensive private financing, shoddy construction, and problematic upkeep. The fact remains P3s are the worst way to build public infrastructure.”

Regina Pioneer Village has been plagued by mould and asbestos issues for years and has had to close beds twice before due to remediation efforts. A new facility is needed, but how it is built must be considered.

“Public long-term care is too important to risk in the hands of private interests. CUPE is urging the government to look at keeping all new long-term care beds public - including the replacement for Regina Pioneer Village.”

 

 

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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