Bio – Sheila Bourque (EAST)

Elections
It is with great pleasure that I accept my nomination to the COPE Negotiating Committee. In order to fulfill my role and responsibilities as regional vice-president, COPE 491 for the Maritimes Region, I have completed the Basic Steward’s Training Part I and Part II (Grievance & Arbitration) through COPE Ontario.  I would find it very beneficial to be part of the Negotiations Committee in order to fully understand, interpret and implement our Collective Agreement to the utmost of my abilities, for you, the member. Our Collective Agreement is the most important benefit we have as COPE members and knowledge is the key to open and clear communications with the Employer. I look forward to the challenges ahead if elected. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you…
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Bio – Karri Patterson (EAST)

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Hi, My name is Karri Patterson and I am a Secretary working out of the Atlantic Regional Office in Dartmouth, NS, as well I am the RVP for the Atlantic Region and the COPE Representative of our JOHS Committee.  I have been employed with CUPE for 3½ years.  I’m married and have a daughter.  I have taken many educational courses such as bargaining skills, financial officers and steward learning series to name a few.  From my other work experiences I have a broad understanding of Employee/Employer relations and I believe this would bring a fresh perspective to the bargaining committee.  My main goal would be to make sure we strengthen our Collective Agreement for all members.  Effective communication is essential to the strong functioning of this union, and I’d be…
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Election – Negotiating Team Member (Regions)

Elections
Elections will be held between August 12 to August 18, 2013 to elect the Negotiating Team member from the:      West (Regions 1 BC, 2 Alberta, 3 Saskatchewan and 4 Manitoba)      Ontario (Regions 5A Ontario Area and 5B Regional Office)      East (Regions 7 Maritimes and 8 Atlantic) National (Region 6A, 6B and 6C) – Debbie Rebeiro is acclaimed.  Congratulations Sister Rebeiro! The email link to the Ballot will be sent to the personal email address on August 12, 2013. The candidates list can be located on our website at:  www.new.cope491.ca under NEWS (Elections) The candidates are now extended the opportunity to have an article included in the electronic voting system, and posted on our website.  Any articles for inclusion into the system and for posting to the website,…
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Negotiating Committee Member (Regions)

Elections
Negotiating Committee Member (Regions)  The following members have accepted nomination for the position of Negotiating Committee Member (Regions).  Nominations close July 22, 2013. West  -          Eva McKaeff -          Leanne Strang -          Karina Sheardown Ontario -          Angela Coleman -          Margaret Lewis -          Lindsay Mills National  -          Debbie Rebeiro East -          Sheila Bourque -          Kelli Lawrence -          Stacey Moore -          Karri Patterson  
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Bargaining Committee – Karen Carle (Bio)

Elections
I'm asking for your support for Bargaining Committee Member. I have been the National Vice President of COPE 491 for the last 4 years.  I currently sit on the Grievance Committee, the Joint CUPE/COPE Reclassification Committee, the Joint CUPE/CSU/COPE LTD Committee and I was also a Bargaining Committee member. I have no problem taking on the Employer, providing arguments, doing research and making things right for our members. The last round of bargaining was long and drawn out but we made some great improvements to our language regarding the Grievance Procedure, LTD Benefits and Temporary Employees.  I believe it’s important that the National Vice President be a member of the COPE 491 Bargaining Committee as they are the person responsible for preparing and presenting grievances to the Employer, working with…
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Election/Communication Officer and National Vice-President Election Results

Elections
Good Morning, I declare Tracey Gramchuk elected to the position of Education/Communication Officer. I declare Karen Carle elected to the position of National Vice-President. Education/Communication Officer, Table Officer election. [table] Rank,Candidate,Votes,% 1,"GRAMCHUK, Tracey", 50,53.76 2,"LEWIS, Maggie",43,46.24 [/table] Elected by all members in good standing of COPE Local 491 As at Poll close: Monday 03 December 2012 00:00 EST Number of voters: 93 · Group size: 236 · Percentage voted: 39.41 National Vice-President, Table Officer election. [table] Rank,Candidate,Votes,% 1,"CARLE, Karen",41,44.09 2,"CALVELLI, Collette",30,32.26 3,"FOSTER, Lise",22,23.66 [/table] Elected by all members in good standing of COPE Local 491 As at Poll close: Monday 03 December 2012 00:00 EST Number of voters: 93 · Group size: 236 · Percentage voted: 39.41 Fraternally, Fran Robertson Returning Officer COPE Local 491
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