COPE Local 491 filed a grievance on Friday, October 22 with respect to the vacation carry-over for 2021 vacation entitlement amounts. At the center of this grievance is the Employer’s interpretation of the Memorandum of Settlement we (CUPE and COPE) signed in January 2021. This interpretation has changed and we have learned of issues with carry-over requests. As discussions are ongoing with the Employer on this issue we will share what we can as information is available and as discussion progresses, but the process has timelines and new information may not be available as quickly as everyone is hoping. We ask everyone to please be patient.
If anyone has received a denial of carry-over for 2021 vacation entitlements, in writing, please forward to your RVP. If anyone has been denied carry-over for 2021 vacation entitlement verbally please outline who you spoke to, what date, and what was said and send to your RVP. We will be gathering information all of this week, and would appreciate a quick response to this request.