Pharmacare - A Plan for Everyone

Canada is the only developed country in the world with a universal health care program that doesn’t include a universal prescription drug plan. Our patchwork prescription drug system is inefficient and expensive.

The Canadian Labour Congress is sponsoring a townhall tour to raise awareness about the need for a universal pharmacare plan. Please plan to attend the townhall meeting in Regina as follows:

WHEN:  November 23, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                     

TIME:  6:30pm - 8:00pm

WHERE:  St. Paul's Cathedral Hall
                  1859 McIntyre St
                  Regina, SK S4P 2R2

Visit http://www.aplanforeveryone.ca/regina for more information.

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.

RE: Important Update - Joint Job Evaluation

In the late 1990s, CUPE, SEIU, SGEU and SAHO, through a joint job evaluation project, agreed to develop and implement a sustainable plan using the principles of Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value and Pay Equity.

Each health care provider is an important part of the health care team - including continuing care aides, licensed practical nurses, dietary staff, medical diagnostic technologists and technicians, housekeeping and laundry aides, clerical and maintenance staff.

CUPE proudly represents over 13,600 health care providers in Saskatchewan who help ensure high quality care for residents and patients. Celebrate all they bring to public health care during Health Care Providers’ Week!

cupe health care week 2017

 

October 20, 2017

Dear Health Care Member:

Your CUPE, SEIU-West, and SGEU bargaining committees resumed bargaining with SAHO October 16 to 18 in Moose Jaw.

October 17 is Pharmacy Technician Day! In celebration of this day, we here at CUPE would like to thank all the pharmacy technicians province-wide for the hard labour and long hours they put in every day! 

You are appreciated!

Two hundred delegates attended the founding meeting of CUPE Local 5430 on September 13, 2017 in Regina.

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:

Yesterday, CUPE health care workers learned that the Saskatchewan government will be launching the new Saskatchewan Health Authority on December 4, 2017.

Dear Health Care Member:

 Your CUPE, SEIU-West, and SGEU bargaining committees resumed bargaining with SAHO September 5 to September 7 in Regina.