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




SHEPP Indexing and Inflation

Interested in Indexation?

Inflation protection in your pension plan

We all know the cost of living is increasing. However, our retirement plan is not keeping up.

SHEPP is one of the only health care pension plans in Canada without indexation.  With no mechanism for indexing, your pension income stays the same no matter how much the cost-of-living increases.

SHEPP retirees have not had any increases to their pension since 2003 – resulting in a loss of roughly 1/3 of their purchasing power to inflation.

In 2021, the average benefit received by SHEPP retirees aged 65 and older was $16,798 per year with no indexing to keep up with inflation. This can hardly be considered a “gold plated pension.” The average age of SHEPP retirees is 71.8 years and most have never seen an increase in their benefit.

We are facing staffing shortages in every classification – improving retirement security for future retirees will help recruit and retain health care staff.

The five health SHEPP Partner Unions (CUPE, HSAS, SEIU, SGEU, and SUN) have joined together to call for improvements to the pension plan.

Why now:

After 20 years of deficits, the plan will approach a surplus situation by 2025.

Currently, there is a special payment of 2.94% being directed to paying off plan deficits. Now that the plan is in a better fiscal position, there is an exceptional opportunity to redirect funding into plan improvements at no extra cost to plan members or the employer.

The cost of living has increased in the past two years.  This is the perfect time to strengthen SHEPP and establish cost of living adjustments (indexation) for future pension service and new commitments to retirees with past pension service.

We need your help:

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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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