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

 

 

Bargaining Updates

Joint Job Evaluation focus of latest talks

November 7, 2017

Dear CUPE Health Care Member:

Your CUPE bargaining committee, along with SGEU and SEIU-West bargaining committees, continued negotiations with SAHO from October 30 to November 3, 2017 in Saskatoon.

Discussions this week related to Joint Job Evaluation issues. The Unions believe there is a serious need to revise the JJE plan as it relates to the education skills factor when jobs are being reviewed by the Maintenance Committee. The Unions presented SAHO with a proposal on this matter.

The Unions can confirm we have reached agreement with SAHO that where the JJE Maintenance Committee determines a classification pay band is to be reduced and incumbents maintain their current pay band, those incumbents who are not at step three will continue to progress through the increment steps of their current pay band until they reach step three.

CUPE continues to say no to concessions and rollbacks. One of SAHO’s concession proposals is to add two steps to the bottom of the current three-step wage. This proposal will have adverse effects on recruitment and retention of health care workers along with escalating workload issues. Patient safety and timely patient care would be negatively impacted. This proposal would have long lasting effects on future health care workers and the patients, clients, and families we serve.

The coalition bargaining committees presented SAHO with a “principles document” that reflects priorities identified by our members. This document proposes that SAHO remove concessions and narrows the scope of issues at the bargaining table. We anticipate SAHO will respond during the next set of bargaining dates – November 23rd – 27th, 2017 in Saskatoon.

Your messages and photos of support energize your bargaining committee, while showing the public and the employer that we act as one. Thank you. We continue to ask for your support in calling, writing, or emailing your MLAs. Wear CUPE every day.

Together we can bargain a fair and reasonable collective agreement.

In Solidarity,

Your CUPE Health Care Bargaining Committee

Sandra Seitz, Pearl Blommaert, Jim Carr, Nancy Black, Scott McDonald, Helen Sawatsky, Donna Krawetz, Brian Manegre, Wanda Edwards

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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