The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) represents over 30,000 members across Saskatchewan working in a variety of public service occupations including: health care, K-12 school system, universities, libraries, municipalities, community-based organizations and boards and agencies.
CUPE MEMBERSHIP SECTORS IN SASKATCHEWAN:
- CUPE is the largest health care union in the province, representing over 13,600 health care providers in hospitals, long-term care, home care, community rehabilitation services and mental health services.
- CUPE represents nearly 8,000 education support workers in 20 school divisions in the province including school bus drivers in various school divisions.
- CUPE represents support workers at the University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina including academic assistants and sessional lecturers. CUPE also represents students’ union staff at both universities.
- CUPE is the largest union representing municipal workers in communities across the province, delivering a network of reliable civic services.
- CUPE represents workers in eight public library systems: Regina, Saskatoon, Lakeland (North Battleford area), Palliser (Moose Jaw area), Parkland (Yorkton area), Southeast (Weyburn area), Wapiti (Central Saskatchewan) and John M. Cuelenaere (Prince Albert).
SOCIAL SERVICES & COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS
- CUPE represents workers delivering and supporting the network of social services in the province through the provincial government or in various community-based organizations (CBOs) operating group homes, vocational centres and support services for people living with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, support programs for people with mental health issues, addictions and crisis intervention services.
- CUPE represents workers in child care centres throughout the province.
BOARDS & AGENCIES
- CUPE represents members at the Legal Aid Commission, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, SPCA, SCIC, friendship centres, community clinics/medical clinics and various labour organizations.
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The following links are available to find out more about sector representation bodies within CUPE in Saskatchewan.
CUPE Local 5430 – Health Care Workers of Saskatchewan
CUPE is the largest health care union in the province, representing over 13,600 health care providers working in hospitals, long-term care, home care, community rehabilitation services and mental health services. From continuing care aids to licensed practical nurses (LPNs), dietary staff to medical diagnostic technologists and technicians, housekeeping and laundry aids to clerical and maintenance staff, CUPE members are an important part of the health care team caring for you and your loved ones.
CUPE Local 5430 replaces the CUPE Health Care Council of Unions and the five health locals that voted in the summer of 2017 to merge into one effective January 1, 2018. CUPE represents members working in the following health regions: Prairie North Health Region, Prince Albert Parkland Health Region, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Sun Country Health Region and Sunrise Health Region.
Contact the CUPE Local 5430 office at: 306-546-2185
Education Workers’ Steering Committee
CUPE represents nearly 8,000 education workers across Saskatchewan in the pre K-12 school system. From educational assistants to library assistants and technicians, custodians to trades workers, school secretaries to school bus drivers, social workers to computer technicians, CUPE members support Saskatchewan students each and every school day.
CUPE local unions in the education sector affiliate to the CUPE Saskatchewan Education Workers’ Steering Committee to coordinate information-sharing and activities across the K-12 education sector.
EWSC Chair: JACKIE CHRISTIANSON (Local 3766)
Library Workers’ Steering Committee
CUPE represents workers in eight libraries in Saskatchewan: Regina (Local 1594), Saskatoon (Local 2669), Lakeland (local 3077), Palliser (Local 9-01), Parkland (Local 1904), Southeast (Local 2174), Wapiti and John M. Cuelenaere (Local 1788). CUPE members are information specialists, research assistants, fact finders, literacy trainers, English as a Second Language trainers, children’s story tellers, puppeteers, and much more.
CUPE local unions in the library sector affiliate to the CUPE Saskatchewan Library Workers’ Steering Committee to coordinate information-sharing and activities across the library sector.
LWSC Chair: SARAH MORDEN (Local 2669)
Contact information available via the CUPE Saskatchewan Office.
Municipal Employees’ Steering Committee
CUPE represents municipal workers in cities and towns across the province, delivering a network of reliable public services Saskatchewan families rely on such as safe drinking water, wastewater treatment, waste disposal, recreation programming, swimming lessons and lifeguarding, and maintenance to roads and parks.
CUPE Local unions in the municipal sector (inside and outside workers of employed in cities, towns and villages) affiliate to the CUPE Saskatchewan Municipal Employees’ Steering Committee to coordinate information-sharing and activities across the municipal sector.
MESC Chair: RICK SIELSKI (Local 47)