CDU Reaches Settlement

Good afternoon Sisters and Brothers,

Congratulations to CDU for reaching a settlement late last night.

FYI, COPE 491 was informed by CDU at approximately 2:00pm EST on Friday, September 22nd that they were in mediation and there could be job action as early as Monday September 25th. At 10:00am EST on Saturday September 23rd CDU informed COPE they reached a settlement.

In Solidarity,
Karen Carle

Congratulations to our new Education Communication Officer – Sister Kristine Dupuis!

Please see the results below for the election for Communication Education Officer.  Thanks to all who let their name stand and congratulations to Sister Kristine Dupuis.

Poll Result

By-Election – Education/Communication Officer

Report date: Thursday 21 September 2017 09:25 EDT

Education/Communication Officer

Poll ID: 139220
As at Poll close: Thursday 21 September 2017 09:24 EDT
Number of voters: 131 · Group size: 243 · Percentage voted: 53.91
Ranked by votes

Rank Candidate ID Candidate Votes %
1 15905065 Dupuis, Kristine 60 45.80
2 15905064 Roberts, Rachel 47 35.88
3 15905063 Sinclair, Trish 24 18.32

Bargaining Committee 2017- Nominations OPEN

Nominations are now open for the Bargaining Committee positions. Completed nomination forms will be accepted by our Returning Office, Sister Crystal Fournier. The email address for the Returning Officer is: There is a place on the nomination forms for both yourself as nominator to sign and for the person you are nominating to sign. If possible, please have the person you are nominating sign to accept prior to sending in to the Returning Officer. Once the form is completed you can scan and email to the Returning Officer.

Below you can click on the blue buttons to access the nomination forms. Please ensure you are using the correct nomination form for the position you are nominating a candidate for. There are four (4) nomination forms; one for each of the areas.

Reminder that all nominations forms must be received by the Returning Officer prior to 4:00pm EST on October 12th, 2017. No exceptions will be made.

Nomination Form – Barg Committee EAST

Nomination Form – Barg Committee National

Nomination Form – Barg Committee ONTARIO

Nomination Form – Barg Committee WEST

Committee Vacancies 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

COPE 491 has 2 vacancies on our committees and are canvassing members to find out who is interested in working on these committees. The committees that have vacancies are: Sick Leave Bank Committee and the Women’s Committee. If you are interested in either of the vacant positions, please fill in the required information in the form attached to the letter and reply to by OCTOBER 6, 2017.

Please see the link below for the letter from Sister Karen Carle regarding these vacancies and the process for filling them.

COMMITTEE Vacancy Letter to Membership September 2017

By-Election Nominations Closed – List of Candidates

The nominations have closed for the COPE 491 By-elections.

Congratulations to Sister Tammy Laurin and Sister Heather Dillabaugh who have been acclaimed to the positions of Regional Vice-President in their regions of National Office and Saskatchewan Regions.

Congratulations and thanks to Sisters Kristine Dupuis, Rachel Roberts, Trish Sinclair who have been nominated and have let their names stand for the position of Communications Education Officer. The election will be held between September 14th and 20th.

By-Election 2017 VOTE OPEN NOW

The vote for the 2017 By-Election for Communication Education Officer opened this morning.  All eligible voting members should have received a ballot to their alternate emails; if you did not receive an electronic ballot, please contact your RVP immediately.

Voting closes on September 20th, 2017.  Results to follow shortly after.