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




Minister acknowledges only 17 more CCAs are working in the province after promising to add 300 new positions.

Despite promising to hire hundreds of Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs) as part of their 2020 re-election campaign, numbers revealed by the Minister for Seniors show that the Sask. Party government has made almost no progress on hiring in nearly three years.

During the 2020 provincial election, the Sask. Party committed to hiring 300 more CCAs, promising one new care assistant for every 50 residents of long-term care facilities across the province. When questioned by the Official Opposition during legislative proceedings earlier this week, Minister Everett Hindley acknowledged that there were only 17 more full-time CCAs working in the province from the 2019-20 to 2021-22 fiscal years.

The Sask. Party government has signed a $6 million agreement with a Calgary based for-profit corporation, Canadian Surgery Solutions, to provide an undisclosed number of surgeries to Saskatchewan residents. Canadian Surgery Solutions is part of a national network of for-profit private surgical clinics owned by Kensington Capital Partners Limited, an investment firm with $2.6 billion in assets under management.

“Contracting out surgeries is not a magic silver bullet for wait times. It is a costly scheme with little evidence it will reduce overall wait times,” said Bashir Jalloh, president of CUPE 5430. “If the Sask. Party government can afford to ship people out of province for surgeries, they can afford to invest in public solutions.”

Documents compiled by CUPE show that the provincial government is contracting out work to private “staffing solution” companies in health care – including more than $730,000 for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in just one region of the province.

“This is the completely wrong approach to dealing with the staffing crisis in healthcare,” said Bashir Jalloh, President of CUPE 5430. “This issue is a mess of the government’s own making, and it’s only one example of the contracting out of healthcare workers that is becoming more widespread across the province. The hiring of private contractors is not only costly, it’s a temporary band aid solution that will do nothing to solve the issues that are causing a shortage of healthcare workers in Saskatchewan.”

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There aren’t enough cooks or continuing care assistants in long term-care. There aren’t enough licensed practical nurses or medical technologists in acute care. There are simply not enough health care workers in Saskatchewan’s broken health care system.

It is common for all health care facilities to be short staffed. It happens every single day. This negatively impacts patient and resident care. It also impacts health care workers who must make do, working short every day. They are exhausted, burned out, and frustrated because they can’t provide the care that their patients and residents need.

CUPE Local 5430 has set up criteria for five (5) scholarships of $500.00 each for CUPE member(s) or a child of a CUPE member or a dependent (as determined by Revenue Canada). One member or dependant shall be selected from their respective Region to receive one $500 scholarship.

Alistair MacKenzie - Scholarships 2023

Each January, 3sHealth Employee Benefits performs an eligibility measure for all other-than-full-time employees. This year’s measure will determine if an employee is eligible for coverage effective January 1, 2023 based on the hours they worked from January 1 to December 31, 2022. An employee must work a minimum of 780 hours in the complete calendar year to be eligible for benefits. The annual measure will run on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 and the eligibility results will be available Wednesday, January 11, 2023. For the employers who subscribe to 3sHealth payroll, a benefits bulletin will be sent to you to advise when the results are ready for your review. For those employers who do not subscribe to 3sHealth payroll, 3sHealth will start sending the eligibility results to you on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

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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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