Welcome to the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses!
Congratulations! You've joined registered nurses in Saskatchewan who are members of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN).
New SUN Members
What is SUN?
SUN is a trade union established in 1974 under the Saskatchewan Trade Union Act. SUN represents Registered Nurses (RNs), Nurse Practitioners (NP)s, Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) and graduates employed in rural and urban:
- acute care hospitals;
- long-term care facilities;
- home care services;
- integrated facilities;
- public and mental health services;
- schools; and,
- Canadian Blood Services offices.
SUN members work in a single discipline – registered nursing. They work in both preventative and treatment settings; they work alone and in teams. In all settings, SUN members must practice in accordance with standards set by the professional associations: the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS) and the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS).
It is our goal to achieve safe and healthy practice environments for all SUN members. Under the Saskatchewan Employment Act, SUN is obligated to:
- bargain terms and conditions of employment for our members, and once in place, assist nurses in enforcing those conditions; and
- fairly represent every member in a grievance or rights arbitration in a manner that is not arbitrary, discriminatory or in bad faith.
You can read SUN's Mission, Vision and Values here, and the history of the organization here.
Collective Bargaining Agreements
SUN negotiates Collective Agreements on behalf of Registered Nurses (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) and Nurse Practitioners (NP)s employed in a variety of settings.
Click here to view existing Collective Agreements.
Want to learn more about what the contract means? Click here to view the Contract Interpretation Page.
Link with your Local
SUN has nearly 200 Locals throughout Saskatchewan. Each Local acts as a branch of SUN Provincial, and is the first point of contact for members who need union support, have a question or want to get involved with SUN. Each Local has an executive lead by a Local President, who manages the work of the Local. Other members of the Local Executive are the Treasurer, the Vice President, the NAC Chair, Unit representative and the OH&S representative.
Have you met your Local President? Let us help you Link with your Local! Click here to email SUN, fill in the required fields and we will put you in touch with your Local President.
CONGRATULATIONS on choosing a career in registered nursing!
When people think of registered nurses, words like “caring” and “compassionate” often come to mind. Nurses are known for their innate and unique qualities -- qualities that cannot be learned in a classroom. However, registered nursing is also a science.
The knowledge and skills registered nurses possess have been acquired through extensive education and clinical experience, and truly do make the difference in life or death situations.
Your career as a Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), or Nurse Practitioner (NP) will be challenging, rewarding and empowering. The nursing profession is dynamic, innovative and stimulating. Few professions offer as many choices of where to work or areas of specialization. You have chosen a career with possibilities around the world.
As providers of expert care in our public health care system, every day registered nurses make a real difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities. SUN members are honoured to stand beside you and guide you through this journey as you begin your career.
SUN is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to nursing students. Click here to learn about each scholarship and determine if you are eligible to apply.