CUPE 5430 Main Officec

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


Region 2 Office (former Local 4777)

215-16th Street West
Prince Albert, SK S6V 3V4
Phone: 922-0600 
Fax: 763-8915 


Region 3 Office (former Local 3967)

1651 Park Street 
Regina, SK S4N 5A2 
Phone: 757-7925 
Fax: 757-6959


Region 4 Office (former Local 5999)

46 – 3rd Street
Weyburn, SK
S4H 0V9
Phone: (306) 842-1559
Fax: (306) 842-1560


Region 5 Office (former Local 4980)

180 A Broadway West
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 1E2
Phone: (306) 783-1396
Fax: (306) 783-1398




CUPE 5430 touring southeast health care facilities: short staffing, service disruptions and new hospital are top issues

CUPE 5430 touring southeast health care facilities: short staffing, service disruptions and new hospital are top issues

WEYBURN: The leadership of CUPE 5430, the largest health care union in Saskatchewan, are touring health care facilities in the Weyburn area this week to hear first hand from frontline health care staff about their concerns.

“Short staffing is the top issue for many of our members. The current challenges with recruiting and retaining staff are putting additional stress and pressure on our members and leading to service disruptions across the region,” said Bashir Jalloh, president of CUPE 5430 and a nuclear medicine technician.

Over the last several months there have been service disruptions and emergency rooms on bypass in numerous facilities including Oxbow, Arcola, Redvers, and Radville. Services are limited in Weyburn and Estevan and many patients are being sent to Regina to access care.

“The government is focused on recruiting from the Philippines, but ignoring the untapped resources we have in the province, such as the Indigenous community. Past efforts including the representative workforce strategy, which was cancelled by the Sask. Party, were very successful in hiring Indigenous people who stayed in positions. We are also calling for measures to improve retention such as improvements to compensation, scheduling, and more permanent, full-time jobs,” added Jalloh.

CUPE 5430 is also concerned about the status of the Weyburn General Hospital, the construction delays on the new build and the planned bed reduction.

“Our members are concerned about the condition of the current hospital. A new hospital was first announced in 2020, with a promise of it opening in 2023. Well, it is 2023, and though a construction company has been named, there has yet to be shovels in the ground,” said Adrienne Gardiner, GVP of Region 4. “We are also seriously concerned about the decrease in the number of beds. Weyburn is one of the fastest growing communities in Saskatchewan – but the SHA is building a hospital with less acute care beds than originally announced. They say that it is a capacity issue, but it seems they are giving up ensuring adequate staffing levels are in place.”

CUPE 5430 represents over 13,000 health care providers across Saskatchewan, including 1,400 members for the former Sun Country Health Region.



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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