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Another round of health care restructuring will give 5,000 Saskatchewan health care providers the opportunity to vote for the union of their choice this September.

CUPE will be on the ballot in all four representation votes.

The votes were triggered when the provincial government passed the Regional Health Services Act earlier this summer. The legislation replaced 32 health districts with 12 new regional health authorities.

CUPE represents a majority of members in one health authority (RHA #1 in the south east), a plurality of members in another (RHA #8 in the north east) and a minority of members in the remaining two authorities (RHAs #2 in the south and #7 in the west).

The province’s Labour Relations Board certified CUPE as the exclusive bargaining agent for health care providers in four other health authorities covering the regions of Regina, Yorkton/Melville, Prince Albert and North Battleford/Lloydminster.

CUPE has provided strong leadership and expertise to health care workers for 40 years and is leading the fight to ensure that Medicare remains publicly funded and administered,” says Steve Foley, president of the CUPE Saskatchewan Health Care Council.

“We’re confident that CUPE will emerge from these votes with additional members and become even stronger.”

CUPE is currently the largest health union in Saskatchewan, representing over 12,000 health care workers.

For more information visit, http://www.cupesaskhcc.ca/page8.html