Two hundred delegates attended the founding meeting of CUPE Local 5430 on September 13, 2017 in Regina.
CUPE Local 5430 is the new provincial union arising from the merger of the following five CUPE locals: Local 3967 (Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region), Local 4777 (Prince Albert-Parkland Health Region), Local 4980 (Sunrise Health Region), Local 5111 (Prairie North Health Region), and Local 5999 (Sun Country Health Region).
At the meeting, delegates began the process of debating, amending, and adopting new bylaws and policies for the CUPE Health Care Workers of Saskatchewan Local 5430.
As part of this process, delegates approved a transition period which seeks to ensure consistency and stability in the interim period until normal elections can be held as per the bylaws.
Dear Health Care Member:
Your CUPE, SEIU-West and SGEU bargaining committees resumed bargaining with SAHO September 14 to September 23 in Saskatoon.
In the most recent bargaining session, limited progress was made.
Dear CUPE Health Care Member:
Today CUPE health care workers learned that the Saskatchewan government will be launching the new Saskatchewan Health Authority on December 4, 2017. Your bargaining committee was officially provided the notice only moments before employers announced this to all employees.
This will create a new organizational structure for the senior leadership team of the Saskatchewan Health Authority. This new organizational structure will have to be studied, and we have already begun the process of considering the impact to our members and the public.