What is conciliation?

Bargaining
Conciliation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process whereby the parties to a dispute use a conciliator, who meets with the parties separately in an attempt to resolve their differences. They do this by lowering tensions, improving communications, interpreting issues, providing technical assistance, exploring potential solutions and bringing about a negotiated settlement. Either party may apply to the ministry. If parties are in negotiations, they must use the government's conciliation services before they can get into a position to engage in a strike or lock-out. Conciliation differs from arbitration in that the conciliation process, in and of itself, has no legal standing, and the conciliator usually has no authority to seek evidence or call witnesses, usually writes no decision, and makes no award. Conciliation differs from mediation in that the…
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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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Bargaining Update

Bargaining
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Unfortunately despite two additional bargaining days on December 1, 2012 and December 7, 2012 we were unable to reach an agreement. At this time we feel it prudent to move the process forward and therefore we have filed for conciliation. We will keep you updated on the process. Wishing everyone the best; have a safe and happy holiday. In Solidarity, COPE491 Bargaining Committee
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