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




Almost 200 health care workers from across Saskatchewan gathered in Prince Albert for CUPE 5430’s annual general meeting.

“Health care providers are facing extraordinary challenges in Saskatchewan: short staffing, inflation, retention and quality of care just to name a few,” said Bashir Jalloh, president of CUPE 5430 and a nuclear medicine technologist.  “Members are being run off their feet because there is simply not enough staff.  We have seen bed closures, emergency room closures and service disruptions.”

Dear CUPE Local 5430 member:

We have been receiving a lot of questions from the membership regarding this holiday. And, to be honest, we spent a bit of time absolutely sure that it is a statutory holiday and that Article 28.01 of our collective agreement applies. Late in the day on Wednesday, September 14th the employer sent us a letter telling us the employer will not be honouring the day as a paid holiday.

They told us that Monday will be a regular working day for all employees of the SHA and that, “Employees are asked to recognize the significance of (the Queen’s) legacy and passing in their own ways, as they feel appropriate.”

Nominations for Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer and Trustee


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on:

Date: September 20 & 21, 2022
Time: 9:00 am – 5 pm
Place: Art Hauser Center, Ches Leach Lounge, 690 - 32 Street East, Prince Albert, SK

The AGM shall be attended by registered delegates from each of the Regions with maximum of 215 delegates in attendance based on the following:

  • Region 1 30 delegates + 1 Young Worker = 31
  • Region 2 28 delegates + 1 Young Worker = 29
  • Region 3 77 delegates + 2 Young Worker = 79
  • Region 4 30 delegates + 1 Young Worker = 31
  • Region 5 35 delegates + 1 Young Worker = 36
  • Executive Board 9

Nominations will be held for the following positions at the AGM:

  • CUPE Local 5430 Vice President – Three (3) Year Term – November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2025
  • CUPE Local 5430 Secretary-Treasurer – Three (3) Year Term – November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2025
  • Trustee – One (1) Three (3) Year Trustee – November 1, 2022 to October 2025 (elected from Region 3, 4 or 5)

Provincial Review Documents

The employer is required to give members the documents to do their provincial review. These deadlines for completion can be found here: If you are in a classification doing a provincial review and have not received your documents, please contact your regional reps immediately. We want to increase our participation numbers and remove barriers wherever we can.

Pharma profits or health justice? Mobilizing for universal pharmacare.

On September 13, 7 pm, CUPE is holding an important webinar: Pharma profits or health justice? Mobilizing for universal pharmacare.

Supported by the Canadian Health Coalition, Council of Canadians, and Canadian Doctors for Medicare and expert panelists, including from the Canadian Labour Congress and NDP, you’ll find out why this is an important moment in history for health justice and why we need to mobilize!

Are you a CUPE member? Are you a health care worker? Are you a social justice activist? As union and social justice activists, we need to gather in solidarity and fight back.

Health care provider unions concerned about new health care recruitment Crown: more red tape is not the answer

The unions representing health care providers in Saskatchewan are questioning the creation of the Saskatchewan Health Care Recruitment Agency.

“This is just another layer of bureaucratic smoke and mirrors. The government is under pressure to do something – but instead of implementing actual programs they created this Crown corporation,” said Bashir Jalloh, President of CUPE 5430. “The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) already has resources and a robust out-of-scope workforce, some of whom are dedicated to workforce planning and human resources. They are funded by and directed by the Ministry of Health. Why do they need another structure to do the job of recruitment and retention?”

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Provincial Review Documents

The employer is required to give members the documents to do their provincial review.  These deadlines for completion can be found here: Provider Group Joint Job Evaluation | Provider Group Joint Job Evaluation (  If you are in a classification doing a provincial review and have not received your documents, please contact your regional reps immediately.  We want to increase our participation numbers and remove barriers wherever we can.

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Media Release: Shipping surgical patients out of province is unacceptable, says CUPE 5430

REGINA: In a recent media release, the Sask. Party government announced it was moving forward with surgical privatization, including contracting out surgeries to for- profit providers, and shipping patients out of province for surgery in private clinics.

“Sixty years ago, the people of Saskatchewan came together to create universal Medicare. It is disappointing that our current government seems to be doing everything in its power to move the clock backwards and privatize our health care system,” said Bashir Jalloh, president of CUPE 5430.

“Contracting out surgeries is not a magic wand for wait times. In fact, there is little evidence to show that contracting out will result in shorter wait times. We point to Saskatchewan’s own MRI wait lists which have increased since the government implemented a two-tier system. Even in the case of private surgeries, these patients end up coming back to the public system for follow up. Home care and therapies are just a couple of programs that are also experiencing backlogs,” added Jalloh.

CUPE 5430, the largest health care union in the province, has launched a public survey to find out the full extent the impact staffing shortages are having on health care providers and the communities they serve. 

"People across Saskatchewan are struggling to access health care in a timely manner and in or around the communities they call home," said Bashir Jalloh, president of CUPE 5430 and a nuclear medicine technologist. "Dozens of communities are facing service disruptions, emergency room shutdowns, bed closures and service cuts. This survey will help us illustrate the scope of the problem and present clear solutions. "

CUPE leadership has been tracking service disruptions and facility closures through the Saskatchewan Health Authority website, but the governments lack of transparency in their public reports fails to show the full extent of the problem .

"The Sask. Party government needs to take this issue seriously.  If you are concerned about the state of health care in your community, I urge you to fill out the survey. Every single submission will show how serious the problem is and that the people of Saskatchewan are ready to stand up and take action,” concluded Jalloh.

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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.”

Union speaks out about bed closures at Shellbrook Hospital

CUPE Local 5430 took a stand against bed closures at Parkland Integrated Health Center in Shellbrook, the Premier’s home community, where half of the acute beds were shut down on May 20, 2022 due to short staffing.

“With beds being closed these communities are now having to travel further for care and to see loved ones. We believe this is adding an extra hardship to the elderly, as most of the communities have a large group of elderly people living in their towns, who rely on the Shellbrook facility,” said. Sharon Paul, General Vice-President for Region 2. “Even before the bed closures happened the facility is often on bypass – which means beds are full and new patients can not be accepted. This means patients seeking care would have to travel further for care. And delays could be deadly.”



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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