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: cupelocal4777@sasktel.net

 

Region 3 Office (former Local 3967)

1651 Park Street 
Regina, SK S4N 5A2 
Phone: 757-7925 
Fax: 757-6959
Email: cupe3967@sasktel.net

 

Region 4 Office (former Local 5999)

46 – 3rd Street
Weyburn, SK
S4H 0V9
Phone: (306) 842-1559
Fax: (306) 842-1560
Email:  cupelocal5999@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: cupe4980@sasktel.net

1651 Park Street, Regina, SK S4N 5A2 306-546-2185 cupelocal5430@sasktel.net

 

 

News

Media Release: RFP for whistleblower hotline a waste of money and an insult to staff, says CUPE

(Regina) A newly proposed Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) whistleblower hotline is being met with scepticism and criticism from Saskatchewan’s largest health care union.

“A whistleblower hotline is an unnecessary, wasteful use of tax dollars that duplicates existing complaint processes,” said Sandra Seitz, president of CUPE Local 5430.  “Health dollars would be better invested in front-line services, like adequate staffing levels, new infrastructure, and equipment.”

Patients, residents, family members, and the public already have access to several forms of complaint processes including contacting Patient Advocates, Client Representatives or Quality of Care Coordinators which already work out of each former health region or making formal complaints through the various regulatory bodies, such as the Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons, Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association and the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN).

CUPE is also disappointed with how the SHA rolled out the proposed hotline.

“Our union was blindsided.  We only found out about this initiative through media reports.  That is an unacceptable way to learn about new projects that could negatively impact our members’ rights,” added Seitz.  “Our membership deserves a say in large-scale initiatives such as a whistleblower hotline.

CUPE is also questioning the rationale for a whistleblower hotline.

“Where is the evidence that the implementation of a hotline will actually improve patient and resident care?  Why is this needed now?  The SHA should be guided by evidence-based research,” said Seitz.

CUPE Local 5430 represents 14,000 health care providers across the province of Saskatchewan.

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Contact: Tria Donaldson.306.531-6247

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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