MRIs should stay public, says CUPE

REGINA: CUPE is concerned that Brad Wall is floating the idea of private MRIs.

The cost of private MRI scans fluctuates between $600 and $1,000 across the country. There have been concerns that private options for MRIs mean that only people who can pay can receive medically necessary procedures in a timely manner.

“What we are talking about is a two tier system, where the people who are able to pay get access to the services quicker – regardless of need,” said Tom Graham, President of CUPE Saskatchewan. “While the rich get MRIs, the rest of us still have to wait.”

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CUPE Local 4324 taking a stand against cancer

Four members of CUPE Local 4324, employees at the Redvers Activity Centre, are planning to shave their heads for cancer research – if they can each raise their $500 fundraising goal.

The Redvers Activity Centre located in the town of Redvers, Saskatchewan provides vocational employment, residential and social programs for persons with developmental disabilities and chronic mental illness. Over the past few years, the program participants and staff have been touched by the shadow of cancer.

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North Battleford P3 Hospital Town Hall: October 22, 2014

SK Hospital P3 town hall_North Battleford_Oct 22 2014The provincial government has announced that it plans to build the new Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford using a Public-Private Partnership (P3) model.

Join CUPE and the Council of Canadians for a public town hall meeting to explore the issues surrounding privatizing public infrastructure and what a P3 means for the Battlefords.

When: October 22, 2014 beginning at 7 p.m.
Where: Dekker Centre (623 Carlton Trail), North Battleford, SK

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Saskatchewan 2015 CUPE Winter School: January 25 – 28, 2015

Winter School 2015Registration is now open for the Saskatchewan 2015 CUPE Winter School to be held January 25 – 28, 2015 at the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa in Moose Jaw. Held annually, CUPE’s Winter School provides members with an opportunity to build knowledge and skills essential to further their activism and meet workplace challenges.

Deadline for registrations:  January 5, 2015

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Town hall meeting to bring together workers concerned about pensions – Sept 8, 2014

Honour Our Deal_Town Hall_Sept 8, 2014REGINA – Workers covered under the Regina Civic Employees’ Superannuation and Benefits Plan are meeting on Monday, September 8, 2014 to discuss the recent developments in the pension plan and what they are going to do about it.

When:  Monday, September 8, 2014 (7:00 p.m.)
Where: Conexus Arts Centre, 200 Lakeshore Drive, Regina
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Celebrate Labour Day: Monday, September 1, 2014


Look for the CUPE Saskatchewan tent!

Labour Day is more than just a great day to get together with friends and family.  It is also a day to celebrate the important contributions of unions in making life better for everyone.

Attend a Labour Day celebration in your community:

REGINA – Legislative Lawns, Wascana Park
NOON – 3:30 p.m.

SASKATOON – Victoria Park (by Riverside Pool)
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Keep Health Care Public Festival: September 6, 2014

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Brought to you by CUPE 4777

On September 6, 2014, come on down to Prince Albert Kinsmen Park for a celebration of public health care.

The Keep Health Care Public Festival features live entertainment, children activities and a free BBQ. Musical guests include Constant Reminder, Leighton Firster, and musical acts provided by Jam Street Music.

When: September 6, 2014 (2 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Where: Kinsmen Park, Prince Albert

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Aboriginal Council Conference: November 20 – 21, 2014

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Register today!

Open to all CUPE members, the CUPE Saskatchewan Aboriginal Council Conference  – Champion for change – seeks to build union activism with a focus on equality and rights for Aboriginal people in our workplaces and communities.  Elections to CUPE Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal Council Committee will also be held at the conference.

Join us and be an ally for change!

When: November 20 – 21, 2014
Where: Prince Albert Inn, Prince Albert, SK

Early registration deadline: October 20, 2014

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