Bargaining Bulletin #3

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Your COPE 491 bargaining committee met with the Employer this week. We had good discussions and feel positive after those meetings. We look forward to continuing the momentum moving into our next dates. Our next in-person bargaining is scheduled for June 15-16, 2022. Another bulletin will be sent following those meetings. In Solidarity, COPE Local 491 Bargaining Committee Brandi Kehoe, Karri Patterson, Patty Kinahan, Debbie Rebeiro, Rachel Roberts
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NVP Elections Result

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The Results are in!The election for the position of National Vice-President is now over.  We have the results. Congratulations to Mia Warwick who is the new National Vice-President!   Poll Result Election - National Vice President 2022Report date: Tuesday 08 March 2022 00:00 EST Election - National Vice PresidentPoll ID: 172152As at Poll close: Monday 07 March 2022 23:59 ESTNumber of voters: 131 · Group size: 236 · Percentage voted: 55.51Vote counting method: V1 FPTP (first-past-the-post)Ranked by votesRank     Candidate IDCandidate     Votes%1    16130552Mia Warwick          75        57.25 2    16130551Steven Trevellion 28 21.373    16130553Angela Coleman 17 12.984    16130554Leanne Strang 11 8.40 Click to see official Big Pulse results page: https://www.bigpulse.com/pollresults?code=1344734RPm5NrLXauYPRtnjC8Wk
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List of Nominees and Acclaimations

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  List of Nominees and Acclaimation The nomination period for the upcoming elections is now closed.  Thank you to all who participated in the process and either nominated someone or allowed their names to stand for election.  The following is the list of nominees for the positions that will have an election: NATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT Angela Coleman (ON) click for bioLeanne Strang (BC)Steven Trevellion (ON)Mia Warwick (ON)++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The following is a list of the nominees that have been acclaimed. REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT (Region 1, British Columbia)Jennifer Kirchner - Acclaimed REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT (Region 8, Atlantic)Clarissa Harris - Acclaimed   TRUSTEELindsay Mills - Acclaimed   The election for the above position will commence on March 1 and run until March 7, 2022.  Ballots will be sent to voting members via email using Big Pulse.  If you do not receive a…
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Election Call January 2022

Elections, Miscellaneous
Between March 1 to 7, 2022 members will elect one (1) Table Officer and three (3) RVP’s and one (1) Trustee in accordance with the COPE 491 Bylaws.   Officer Positions: National Vice President *By-election 1 year term Elected by a vote of the full membership.   Regional Vice-President Positions: Region 1 - British Columbia Region 7 - Maritimes Region 8 - Atlantic Elected by a vote of the membership in their respective regions   Trustee Positions: 3-year Trustee Elected by a vote of the full membership.   Nominations will open January 25, 2022 and must be submitted to the Returning Officer by 4:00 P.M. on February 7, 2022; the day nominations close.   To be eligible for a nomination and election, a member must be in continuous good standing…
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RVP Election December 2021

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RVP - Region 5B election begins on December 7th. There are two nominations and as per the bylaws, each candidate is permitted a flyer on the COPE491 website.  Click on the names below to view the flyer, if provided.   Daniela Greco Steven Trevellion
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List of Nominees and Acclaimations

Elections
List of Nominees and AcclaimationThe nomination period for the upcoming elections is now closed.  Thank you to all who participated in the process and either nominated someone or allowed their names to stand for election. The following is the list of nominees for the position that will have an election:REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT - REGION 5B (Ontario Regional Office)Daniela GrecoSteven Trevellion++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++The following is a list of the nominees that have been acclaimed.PRESIDENTBrandi Kehoe - Acclaimed TREASURERKarri Patterson - Acclaimed REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENTSPatty Kinahan - Region 2 (Alberta) - AcclaimedTheresa Walkowski - Region 3 (Saskatchewan) - AcclaimedPamela Nowosad-Federowich - Region 4 (Manitoba) - AcclaimedSteve Smith - Region 5A (Ontario) - AcclaimedDebbie Rebeiro - Region 6A (National) - AcclaimedMelissa Fortin - Region 6B (National) - AcclaimedNatalie Gladu - Region 6C (National) - Acclaimed The election for the above position will commence on December…
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Nomination Forms

Elections
Nomination Forms - Elections December 2021Nominations for the upcoming elections open on November 2, 2021.  Click below to access the nomination form for each position up for election. The attached nomination forms are in pdf format; for a word version of the form, please reply to this email and it will be emailed to you.  Unfortunately the word version doesn't attach properly through this email format. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Returning Officer, Mary Elizabeth Archer. PresidentTreasurerThree Year TrusteeRegional Vice-President
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Vacation Carry-Over

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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…
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Election Call October 2021

Elections
Between December 7 and December 13, 2021 members will elect two (2) Table Officers; one (1) Trustee ; and eleven (11) RVP's in accordance with the COPE 491 Bylaws. Officer Positions:PresidentTreasurerElected by a vote of the full membership.Trustee Position:3-year TrusteeElected by a vote of the full membership.Regional Vice-President Positions:Region 1 - British ColumbiaRegion 2 - AlbertaRegion 3 - SaskatchewanRegion 4 - ManitobaRegion 5A - OntarioRegion 5B - Ontario Regional OfficeRegion 6A - National Office/OAORegion 6B - National Office/OAORegion 6C - National Office/OAORegion 7 - MaritimesRegion 8 - AtlanticElected by a vote of the membership in their respective regions Nominations will open November 2, 2021 and must be submitted to the Returning Officer by 4:00 P.M. on November 15, 2021; the day nominations close. To be eligible for a nomination and election, a member must be in continuous good…
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President’s Message

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Greetings Sisters, Brothers & Friends: First off, I want to let everyone know that I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the COPE Executive for the past seven years.  I have grown from my role an RVP, to National Vice-President and then President for the past 2 ½ years.  Although at times these positions can be challenging, I always felt that this was what I was meant to do.  We have a great team of COPE staff across Canada, and I was happy to be able to represent you all.  I would also like to say that I have had the opportunity to work with a terrific Executive Board that were very supportive during my role as President. With that said, I am writing to inform you that effective immediately, I will…
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