Dear Sisters and Brothers,
The 20th Annual CUPE Health Care Council of Unions Conference was held from May 16 to 18, 2017 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Elections were held for the position of President and Recording Secretary; both positions are for a two year term.
Regina - Bev Strachan, the president of CUPE 8920, who represents health care workers in Nova Scotia, is in Saskatchewan sharing her experience with Nova Scotia’s rushed health authority merger.
In April 2015, the Nova Scotia government created one provincial health authority. A recent paper written by a group of medical professionals said the new superboard “isn’t agile enough to respond to local needs and is subject to political interference.”
REGINA: Today, delegates at the annual CUPE Health Care Council Conference elected Weyburn resident Sandra Seitz as the new president for the CUPE Saskatchewan Health Care Council.
Seitz is the president of CUPE Local 5999 and has been involved with the CUPE Health Care Council since 2003. She started her career as a continuing care aid at Tatagwa View long term care facility. She has been active with the union for 30 years and is passionate about health and safety, tackling workload, and improving public health care for everyone.