Nominations Closed – List of Acclaimed and Nominees

Bargaining, Elections, Uncategorized
Thank you to all those who let their name stand for positions. The positions that were open for elections were for the Bargaining Committee as well as two interim RVP positions. RVP, Region 5A (Interim, one year remainder of term) Steve Smith - ACCLAIMED RVP, Region 6C (Interim, one year remainder of term) No nominations   BARGAINING COMMITTEE East Karri Patterson - ACCLAIMED   National Debbie Rebeiro - ACCLAIMED   Ontario Brandi Kehoe - ACCLAIMED   West Theresa Walkowski, SK Patty Kinahan, AB Corinne Iwata, BC   There will be one election, for the members in that region/area.  Congratulations to those acclaimed and good luck to those nominees in the election. 
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Nomination Forms – January 2021

Elections, Uncategorized
Nomination Forms - Elections January 2021 Nominations for the upcoming elections open on January 22, 2021.  Click below to access the nomination form for each position up for election. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Returning Officer. Nomination-Form - RVP Region blank Nomination-Form - Bargaining Committee BLANK
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Election Call – January 2021 – RVP, Region 6C and Region 5A

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ELECTION CALL January 2021 - RVP (Region 5A and Region 6C only) Between February 17 and February 23, 2021 members will elect one (1) Regional Vice-President (Region 6C National) and one (1) Regional Vice-President (Region 5A Ontario) in accordance with the COPE 491 Bylaws.Officer Positions:Regional Vice-President (Region 5A) (Interim)Elected by members in area offices of Ontario Region 5ARegional Vice-President (Region 6C) (Interim)Elected by members of National Office & the Ottawa Area OfficeNominations will open January 22nd and must be submitted to the Returning Officer by 4:00 P.M. on February 4, 2021; 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…
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Nomination Forms – Election December 2020

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Nominations for the upcoming elections open on November 4, 2020.  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. Nomination Form - NVP Nomination-Form - Secretary Nomination-Form - Education/Communication Officer Nomination-Form - Trustee - Three Year Nomination_Form_RVP_Region_blank  
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Bylaw Amendment Vote – October 2020

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Bylaw Results - October 2020. The Bylaw Amendment vote has closed and the results are in.  The bylaw amendments have passed.  Please see below the details of the results of the vote and link for the official results on Big Pulse.   COPE491 By-Law Amendments Report date: Thursday 22 October 2020 13:09 EDTCOPE491 By-Law Amendments Poll ID: 163200 As at Poll close: Wednesday 21 October 2020 23:59 EDT Number of voters: 80 · Group size: 235 · Percentage voted: 34.04 Vote counting method: V1 FPTP (first-past-the-post) Ranked by votes   RankVote Option IDVote OptionVotes%116070119Yes7391.25216070120No78.75 https://www.bigpulse.com/pollresults?code=1340568AWHttEuwYxDB6b2M7QEz     Returning Officer COPE Local 491
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Bylaw Vote Coming October 14

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Watch your email inboxes on October 14 for the upcoming vote on changes to the Constitution and Bylaws for COPE Local 491.  We have many changes to make to our Bylaws, and instead of overwhelming everyone all at once, it has been decided to break these changes down to a couple of steps.This first step (vote to start October 14th) is to bring our Constitution and Bylaws in line with current practices and to make other housekeeping changes to clean up some articles.  The next stage is planned for early 2021 to start making language and changes.  More information on that will be coming later. Click on the buttons below to review the proposed changes to the Constitution and Bylaws that are being put forward to vote on.  The document has…
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Sick Leave Bank Committee VACANCY

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COMMITTEE VACANCY COPE491 has one (1) vacancy on our Sick Leave Bank committee and are canvassing members to find out who is interested in working on this committee.  The vacancy is for one of the positions that deals with requests from the National Office.  Therefore the member must be from outside the National Office.  The COPE491 Bylaws/Constitution/Policy states the following: 2.08 - Committee Appointments Local Union committee appointments will be reviewed and renewed as necessary.  If a member is interested in holding a particular committee position, he/she should notify the Executive by advising their Regional Vice-President.  The Executive will review the applications and make appointments.  2.05 - Sick Leave Bank Committee The Sick Leave Bank Committee shall consist of one (1) representative from the Employer and four (4) representatives from…
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More Questions about Vacation Pay Out

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Thank you to all that answered our first set of questions.  If you have not yet, please see the original email below and forward your answers.  For everyone, even if you answered the first set, please answer the following questions:  Vacation Accruals: If you were not paid out any vacation days but did carry some over to 2020 please answer the following:   Balance of vacation as of December 31, 2018.Amount of vacation allotted in 2019 (in days please)Amount of vacation used in 2019Amount of vacation paid out in 2019 (that was requested by you)If you asked for your vacation to be carried over, when and did you get a response? How many days are you carrying over in 2020?What is your allotment for 2020?   Please send your answers directly to Sandra Lenuik at sandral@telus.net
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Questions about Vacation Pay Out

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Many members recently received notice regarding pay out of vacation credits. In order to ensure we have as much information as possible to discuss this matter properly and fully, we need information in what has happened, and who has been affected.   Where you paid out any vacation days in January 2020 that you were not expecting; if so, please answer the following questions and send your answers directly to Sandra Lenuik at sandral@telus.net How many days did you have left in 2018 that carried over into 2019? How many days did you use in 2019?Did you request to be paid out anytime at all in 2019? If so, how many days?How many days did you receive as your vacation allotment in 2019?How many days in 2019 where you expecting to carry over to 2020?Did you request to carry…
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Nomination Forms – Elections December 2019

Elections, Uncategorized
Nominations for the upcoming elections open on November 5, 2019.  Click below to access the nomination form for each position up for election. The attached nomination forms are in pdf format as well as word version.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Returning Officer. Nomination-Form - President (Word)  Nomination-Form - President (pdf)  Nomination-Form - Treasurer (Word) Nomination-Form - Treasurer (pdf) Nomination-Form - RVP Region blank (Word) Nomination-Form - RVP Region blank (pdf) Nomination-Form - Trustee - Three Year (Word) Nomination-Form - Trustee - Three Year (pdf)  
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