CUPE 5430 Main Officec

1111 Osler St. Regina SK  S4R 8R4
Phone:  306–546-2185
Email: reception-main@cupe5430.ca

 

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 
Email: region3@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 
Email: r4admin@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

This message is running in newspapers across the province this week in all areas where CUPE represents health care workers.

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5430 members in Melville took this group photo to show support for the Bargaining Committee. Remember to wear CUPE in the workplace during bargaining this week if you can in your department.  

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Congratulations to Brian Manegre and Marilyn Goll on their CUPE Saskatchewan awards for union activism! And also to the entire executive board and membership of former Local 5111 (Now L. 5430, Region 1) on their Woodrow Stanley Lloyd Award for Collective Action! This award was given for their commitment to workplace health and safety in the name-tag arbitration victory.

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On March 12 a delegation of Local 5430 members from across the province hand-delivered more than 2,000 individually signed postcards to the office of Minister of Health Jim Reiter.

The postcards demand a fair and reasonable pay increase for health care workers, not a 3.5% wage rollback.

The delivery of postcards to the minister's office coincided with the first day of the new legislative session and as parties return to the bargaining table in health care.

The delegation of 5430 members also met with opposition Health Critic Danielle Chartier and Labour Critic Nicole Rancourt to discuss the seriousness of short-staffing, workload, workplace violence, resident care, and retention and recruitment of staff in health care.

Please plan to participate in a telephone town hall that will be held Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. Your bargaining committee will provide further details about the status of collective bargaining as well as many transition issues we are dealing with due to the replacement of 12 health regions with the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The telephone town hall format allows members to ask questions and provide feedback to your bargaining committee, so your participation is extremely important.

You should receive a phone call automatically at 6:30 PM on Thursday.

If you would like to call-in, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 306-546-2185 to learn the call-in number.

We look forward to speaking with you on the telephone town hall.

Opinion by CUPE Local 5430 President Sandra Seitz as published in the Regina Leader Post January 25, 2018

For years, the Saskatchewan Party government has been championing the benefits of public private partnerships (P3s) as a way to build public infrastructure.  It has used the P3 model to build four major projects in the province, including the controversial Regina bypass and the new Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford.

CUPE’s collective agreement is the only provincial health care agreement that restricts the use of volunteers in order to protect the job security of union members.

Volunteers play an important role in our health care system. Health regions rely on numerous volunteers to carry out a variety of activities, including visiting and socializing with patients and residents.

However, under the CUPE-SAHO collective agreement, the Employer cannot use volunteers to fill existing or new positions and the use of volunteers cannot result in the direct layoff of any CUPE member.

The collective agreement further prevents the Employer from providing any wage or remuneration to a volunteer.

Join thousands of other CUPE health care workers in sending a strong message directly to Minister of Health Jim Reiter by filling out one of our bargaining postcards! We’re collecting them all for direct delivery to the government.

Fill out a postcard calling for a FAIR DEAL for all health care workers!
Ask a CUPE representative in your facility or contact your L. 5430 Regional Office to receive postcards to sign.

https://www.cupe5430.ca/regions

In a recent arbitration decision, CUPE was successful in challenging Sun Country Health Region’s attendance support program by overturning the termination of a member who was not adequately accommodated.

Legal counsel for Sun Country Health Region argued that it had just cause to terminate the CUPE member for innocent absenteeism, because the grievor exceeded the benchmarks established in its Attendance Support Program. On the other hand, CUPE argued that the grievor’s issues should have been dealt with through the accommodation process rather than in the context of the Attendance Support Program.

Health care restructuring and IT services

On November 30 the health care provider unions took part in a call with the Employer’s Transition Team who are tasked with managing transition issues as the health regions are amalgamated into the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The purpose of the call was to talk about IT services and the amalgamation to one service.

I am writing to share with you the information that was shared with the Unions.

The Unions were reminded that the amalgamation of IT was one of the stated goals of the report issued on healthcare restructuring. We were told that the 34 out of scope managers will be getting direction from eHealth but will remain employees of the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The in scope IT employees will not report to eHealth or be transferred at this time. In scope employees (CUPE members) will remain employees of the Regional Heath Authorities, and now the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

We have requested further information around the structure of the amalgamated information technology organization. In addition, CUPE stressed that it would be important for us to be part of further reviews of the structure.

We continue to be concerned about the effects of health care restructuring on our members and encourage you to contact your regional office if you have questions or concerns.

In solidarity,

Sandra Seitz
President, CUPE Local 5430

 

 

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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