To make it easy to find and navigate, below is the list of candidates in the election. Each name will be clickable to view their bio, if one has been provided. Good luck to all candidates! Secretary Alex Hernandez Theresa Walkowski Regional Vice-President, Region 2 (Alberta) Lise Bettac Melody Voykin Trustee (Three Year) Sonia Argatoff Marie Hagerman
The nomination period for the upcoming elections is now closed. Thank you to all who participated in the process. The following is a list of the nominees that have been acclaimed.NATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENTMia Warwick - AcclaimedEDUCATION/COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERRachel Roberts - AcclaimedThe following positions received nominations and an election will take place. SECRETARY*Alex Hernandez*Theresa WalkowskiTRUSTEE, 3 YEAR*Sonia Argatoff*Marie HagermanREGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT, Region 2 (AB)*Melody Voykin*Lise BettacThe following position received no nominations. REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT - Region 7 (Maritimes)Thank you again to all who participated in this process. The Elections will take place December 5-11, 2022.
Between December 5 to 11, 2022 members will elect three (3) table officers, two (2) RVPs and one (1) trustee in accordance with the COPE 491 Bylaws.Table Officer Positions:National Vice-PresidentSecretaryCommunications/Education OfficerTrustee Position:Trustee 3-year termElected by a vote of the membership in all regionsRegional Vice-President Positions (By-Election):Region 2 - AlbertaRegion 7 – MaritimesElected by a vote of the membership in their respective regionNominations will open October 31, 2022 and must be submitted to the Returning Officer by 4:00 p.m. EST on November 14, 2022; the day nominations close.To be eligible for a nomination and election, a member must be in continuous good standing for twelve (12) consecutive months prior to date of nomination. No nomination shall be accepted unless the member nominating has signed the nomination form and the member nominated has indicated on the form, or by…
Dear COPE 491 members, Please see the attached survey relating to Article 25.04 Workload Review that was recently bargained into our collective agreement. This project will begin this fall and will include collaborations between our Local, the Employer and CSU. Only answer the survey questions that pertain to you. If a question does not relate to your job, office or department please keep it blank. This data is being collected to analyze our work, but also to focus on how our work has changed over the past several years because of higher demand in some departments/regions, technology, the nature of the reps' work as it relates to our support, and also as a result of the pandemic. It is also to see where there is need for added support, or training in certain departments…
COPE has been advised that the retroactive pay should be paid to members with the pay statement on September 8, 2022. If there is any further information to share, we will let you know. In Solidarity
Our Employer served the Union an Estoppel notice regarding Article 15.02 (c). The Union would like to remind all members they should be making efforts to book medical appointments outside of working hours if possible. All standing appointments during work time may start to be denied unless there is proof it is the only means possible due to factors such as provider hours, treatment availability etc. If you encounter any issues please contact your RVP.
The election for the ratification vote is now over. We have the results. The MOS has been ratified by COPE491 members. Thank you to all of those who took the time to vote. Poll Result COPE491 - Ratification VoteReport date: Wednesday 29 June 2022 00:00 EDT Are you in favour of accepting the negotiated settlement?Poll ID: 174879As at Poll close: Tuesday 28 June 2022 23:59 EDTNumber of voters: 200 · Group size: 248 · Percentage voted: 80.65Vote counting method: V1 FPTP (first-past-the-post) Ranked by votes RankCandidate IDCandidateVotes%116148435Yes19296.00216148436No84.00
The ratification vote for the Memorandum of Settlement, signed June 15, 2022 and circulated to all members by email, will be held using Big Pulse from June 22 to 28, 2022. Please watch your email inboxes for your electronic ballot. Don't forget there are upcoming Townhall sessions this week for any members who wish to have questions answered. In Solidarity, COPE491 Bargaining Committee Brandi KehoePatty KinahanDebbie RebeiroKarri PattersonRachel Roberts
COPE Local 491 Bargaining Committee is happy to present the attached Memorandum of Settlement that was signed with the Employer today. There were many big issues on the table that required lots of discussion and back and forth. This afternoon the parties were able to come together and sign off on a complete Memorandum of Settlement. The bargaining committee will be holding a series of Townhall sessions to go over the MOS with members and answer any questions that you may have. Each session will be the same, so please connect in with any of the sessions that work with your schedule. Please note: all times listed below are in Eastern Daylight Time. Please send an email to: email@example.com with any questions you may have ahead of time so the committee can…
The nomination period for the upcoming elections is now closed. Thank you to all who participated in the process. The following is a list of the nominee that have been acclaimed.REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT (Region 6, National/OAOPhilip Mrakovics - AcclaimedThe following position did not receive any nominations, and more information regarding that will be coming out shortly. REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT - Region 7 (Maritimes)