More Questions about Vacation Pay Out

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Thank you to all that answered our first set of questions.  If you have not yet, please see the original email below and forward your answers.  For everyone, even if you answered the first set, please answer the following questions:  Vacation Accruals: If you were not paid out any vacation days but did carry some over to 2020 please answer the following:   Balance of vacation as of December 31, 2018.Amount of vacation allotted in 2019 (in days please)Amount of vacation used in 2019Amount of vacation paid out in 2019 (that was requested by you)If you asked for your vacation to be carried over, when and did you get a response? How many days are you carrying over in 2020?What is your allotment for 2020?   Please send your answers directly to Sandra Lenuik at sandral@telus.net
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Questions about Vacation Pay Out

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Many members recently received notice regarding pay out of vacation credits. In order to ensure we have as much information as possible to discuss this matter properly and fully, we need information in what has happened, and who has been affected.   Where you paid out any vacation days in January 2020 that you were not expecting; if so, please answer the following questions and send your answers directly to Sandra Lenuik at sandral@telus.net How many days did you have left in 2018 that carried over into 2019? How many days did you use in 2019?Did you request to be paid out anytime at all in 2019? If so, how many days?How many days did you receive as your vacation allotment in 2019?How many days in 2019 where you expecting to carry over to 2020?Did you request to carry…
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Nomination Forms – Elections December 2019

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Nominations for the upcoming elections open on November 5, 2019.  Click below to access the nomination form for each position up for election. The attached nomination forms are in pdf format as well as word version.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Returning Officer. Nomination-Form - President (Word)  Nomination-Form - President (pdf)  Nomination-Form - Treasurer (Word) Nomination-Form - Treasurer (pdf) Nomination-Form - RVP Region blank (Word) Nomination-Form - RVP Region blank (pdf) Nomination-Form - Trustee - Three Year (Word) Nomination-Form - Trustee - Three Year (pdf)  
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Nomination Forms sent by email

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Nominations for the upcoming elections open on November 5, 2019.  To access the nomination forms for each position up for election, please see your personal email; as they were emailed out today. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Returning Officer.
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Election Call – December 2019

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Between December 10 and December 16, 2019 members will elect two (2) Table Officers; eleven (11) RVP's; and one (1) Trustees in accordance with the COPE 491 Bylaws.Officer Positions: President TreasurerElected by a vote of the full membership.Regional Vice-President Positions: Region 1 - British Columbia Region 2 - Alberta Region 3 - Saskatchewan Region 4 - Manitoba Region 5A - Ontario Region 5B - Ontario Regional Office Region 6A - National Office/OAO Region 6B - National Office/OAO Region 6C - National Office/OAO Region 7 - Maritimes Region 8 - AtlanticElected by a vote of the membership in their respective regionsTrustee Positions: 3-year TrusteeElected by a vote of the full membership. Nominations will open November 5, 2019 and must be submitted to the Returning Officer by 4:00 P.M. on November 18,…
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COPE491 and Social Media

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In the world of technology and ever changing media platforms, our local has started to create an online social media presence.  COPE Local 491 now has a Facebook group.  This is a place to come and chat with other members, find interesting labour community events and information or share positive experiences and make a connection with your COPE Local 491 Sisters and Brothers.  In order to join the group, you will have to request permission and answer 3 questions; are you a current COPE Local 491 member, which office and region you work in and if you will follow the equality statement in your posts and comments.  Once you have requested permission to join, an administrator or moderator of the group will approve you.  The group will remain a "closed"…
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Retro Pay Information

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As the pay statements were just received today; many members have been asking about the retro pay.  We inquired about it this morning and were advised by the Employer that the retroactive pay is being processed.  It is being worked on and and requires a number of manual calculations that are time consuming.  We do not have information on the exact time frame; however if we find out anything further we will let everyone know. 
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Nominations Close Tomorrow at 4:00pm EST

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Nominations close tomorrow (January 24th) at 4:00pm EST.  Be sure you have the nominations form into the Returning Officer at: returningofficercope491@gmail.com before the nomination period close. Stay tuned on January 28th for a list of candidates nominated for the positions. The list of candidates will be posted to the website and sent out by email.
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Update on OLRB Process

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The hearing dates that were scheduled for January 8/9 have now been concluded. This process was completed in the first day and the second day was cancelled. All parties now await a decision from the Vice-Chair of the OLRB (Ontario Labour Relations Board). We will share that decision once we receive it.
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