Region Contacts

Region 1 Office (Former Local 5111)

1291-100th Street
North Battleford, SK S9A 0W4
Phone: 445-6433 
Fax: 446-2405
Email:  cupe5111pres@sasktel.net

 

Region 2 Office (former Local 4777)

215-16th Street West
Prince Albert, SK S6V 3V4
Phone: 922-0600 
Fax: 763-8915 
Email: region2gvp@sasktel.net

 

Region 3 Office (former Local 3967)

1651 Park Street 
Regina, SK S4N 5A2 
Phone: 757-7925 
Fax: 757-6959
Email: cupe5430-r3@sasktel.net

 

Region 4 Office (former Local 5999)

46 – 3rd Street
Weyburn, SK
S4H 0V9
Phone: (306) 842-1559
Fax: (306) 842-1560
Email: 5430region4gvp@sasktel.net

 

Region 5 Office (former Local 4980)

180 A Broadway West
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 1E2
Phone: (306) 783-1396
Fax: (306) 783-1398
Email: renkas4980@sasktel.net

1651 Park Street, Regina, SK S4N 5A2 306-546-2185

 

 

Licensed Practical Nurses On The Rise

LPN On the RiseThe nursing workforce in Saskatchewan grew by 13.2 per cent in the last five years, but the number of licensed practical nurses increased by 17.8 per cent.

The new information on the nursing workforce is contained in a publication from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Check it out at: www.cihi.ca.

 

Funding educational training for LPNs

  • In the 1999 round of bargaining, CUPE negotiated the creation of a Provincial Employment Strategy Committee. Pooling the employee and employer Employment Insurance rebates, the committee uses these funds to assist health care workers to upgrade their skills or train for specific jobs.
  • Between 2004 and 2012, the Provincial Employment Strategy Committee of CUPE and SAHO funded over 2,196 applications from Licensed Practical Nurses to upgrade their training. Over $2.6 million in training funds were provided to CUPE LPNs through this committee in this time period.
  • Funding from this committee was provided to CUPE LPNs for the administration of medications course so they could practice to full scope in the workplace and meet their licensing requirements. Funding was also provided for LPNs to train as ORTs and for other courses such as health assessment, IV therapy and wound care.
  • Lobbying for full scope of practice

In 2008, CUPE tabled a proposed Letter of Understanding with SAHO that would commit employers to endorse and implement a process to maximize the utilization of LPNs' professional skills. We gained the support of other unions to table this same language with their respective employers. CUPE was successful at securing a commitment from SAHO and health employers to endorse and support the full optimization of LPNs' professional skills.

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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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