The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) represents approximately 13,000 health care workers in five health regions in Saskatchewan. Our members work in a variety of health occupations, including as laundry services workers. CUPE also represents the approximate 100 unionized laundry workers at North Sask Laundry Services in Prince Albert and laundry workers at Valley View Centre in Moose Jaw.
We appreciate the opportunity to present our views and proposals to 3sHealth around the provision of health laundry services in the province. CUPE is the largest union representing laundry services workers in the province, and we support the efficient provision of public laundry services in health care.
Our submission outlines our views on what we believe should be included among the objectives for laundry services review, what should be included among the key considerations, and what we see are the opportunities for laundry services for 3sHealth and the health regions.