Button Campaign

COPE491 is starting a campaign regarding Hours of Work.  Soon you will be receiving buttons to wear at work to stand in support of members who feel pressured to work through lunch hours and work in excess of 6 hours with no overtime as per our collective agreement. 

We work 6 hours a day.  We have 1 hour for lunch.  We should not have to take calls or direction during our lunch hour.  We should not be working more than 6 hours a day without being paid for overtime. 

These issues may not affect you or your workplace, but we want everyone to wear the buttons to show our support and solidarity with our sisters and brothers across the country who are faced with these issues. 

If you have any questions or concerns with this, please contact your RVP. 

In Solidarity,
COPE491 Executive

Guidelines for Friday Afternoon Off

In our Collective Agreement, Article 12.01 provides for every second Friday afternoon off in multi-clerical offices.  The Article reads:

“… In locations where there is more than one (1) employee, the Employer will allow a schedule to be established which will allow for every second Friday afternoon off…”

In order to facilitate this, the Employer has established guidelines to be followed.  These were recently updated to reflect current job titles; but nothing else was changed from the original guidelines created in the 1980’s.  To make sure everyone is aware of what the guidelines say and how the schedule is to be applied, COPE491 is circulating this guideline document to all members.  Click the button below to see the guidelines.  These are also be available on this website under Resources.

Guidelines for Every Second Friday Afternoon Off – November 2018