Welcome to our new Ottawa Members!

welcomeA warm COPE 131 welcome to our new members and colleagues in the Ottawa region. For those of you not aware, the members in the Ottawa region have recently moved their affiliation from COPE/SEPB in Quebec to join Local 131 in Ontario. The members in this region have also just ratified their new Collective Agreement. Copies of the new Ottawa agreement and the agreement covering the rest of the Ontario employees of Local 131 will be uploaded to the site shortly.

Congratulations to our new members in Ottawa and welcome to the Local 131 family.

New Collective Agreement is Ratified by Membership

20130506-194249.jpgPlease see the President’s message below regarding the newly ratified collective agreement, which is effective from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022:

Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to inform you that the contract negotiated between COPE Local 131 and Yellow Pages has been approved by the membership.
As discussed, the contract is retroactively dated to January 1, 2019. The new compensation model will commence on January 28, 2019.
It is our hope that this new agreement assists in bringing stability to the business and success for our members.
I would be remiss if I did not express my thanks, appreciation and admiration for our bargaining team. These people stepped up to participate in the most consequential
negotiations in our history and did so with pragmatism, professionalism and tenacity.
We are better off and stronger because of their commitment to this process.

Thank you to Rick Miller, Julie Shaw, Daniel Hunter,
 Kerig Ahearn, Jason Ware, Daniel Christie.

Kindest Regards, and In Solidarity,
Steven Reeves
President, COPE Local 131




President’s Message:

Dear Colleagues, over the last few days all members of COPE Local 131 have had the opportunity to meet in-person, or on the phone with members of the bargaining committee to discuss the terms proposed for a new collective agreement. There has been lots of discussion and hopefully we have answered as many questions as possible. 
Today, around 3pm, you will receive via email a link to to vote from “Simply Voting”.
Please be mindful that if it does not show up in your regular mail box it may be in your spam, or junk mail folder because the email 
will delivered as a mass email from an unrecognized sender. If you have any problem voting please inform me asap.
Please take the time to vote, it is important that your voice is heard.


kindest regards, and in solidarity,

Steven Reeves

President, COPE Local 131
(m) 416-523-9938
(o) 905-503-4131

Summary of Changes to Ontario Collective Agreement

Announcement-ClipartThe Attached PDF document is a summary of the changes to the COPE 131 Ontario Collective Agreement that the membership will be considering for ratification. Click the link below:

summary of ca changes jan 23, 2019

The vote will take place electronically on Thursday January 24, 2019 between the hours of 3pm and 10pm. You will receive an invitation to vote on the proposed deal to your personal email. Work (YP) emails cannot be used for the purposes of voting, it must be your personal email. If you do not receive and invitation to vote, please check your spam or “junk” folder first before reporting the omission.
Results from the vote will be communicated to the membership on Friday morning.

Bargaining Update January 17, 2019

survey checkAs many of you are aware from our last update, a tentative agreement has been reached between COPE 131 and YP management. There will be several meetings and dial in opportunities next week to share the changes to our collective agreement and the new compensation plan. This will culminate in an online ratification vote on Thursday January 24, 2019. Please read the entire post to see details of all the events next week.

Monday January 21, 2019 11:00 AM

Four Points by Sheraton
Mississauga Meadowvale
2501 Argentia Rd.
Mississauga ON. L5N 4G8
Britannia Room
*note lunch will be provided following the presentation*

YP Management and HR will be presenting the details of the new compensation plan to our members. This will cover the variable or commission and bonus part of your compensation, and will be consistent with the changes that have already occurred or are occurring throughout the rest of the country. It is important to note that the variable/commission-bonus components of your compensation will not be included in the new collective agreement.

Wednesday January 23, 2019 4:00 PM

Four Points by Sheraton
Mississauga Meadowvale
2501 Argentia Rd.
Brittania Room
Mississauga ON. L5N 4G8

Same location as the Monday meeting. Wednesday will be a UNION only meeting to go over all the changes to the Collective Agreement prior to the ratification vote which will occur on Thursday.

Thursday January 24, 2019 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Online voting will occur for all COPE 131 members to ratify the proposed new collective agreement. You will receive an email to your personal email address (yp email cannot be used for voting) inviting you to vote on the proposed agreement. The vote will take place in a 6hr window from 3pm to 9pm. For any of you who have not already provided your personal email to the union, please do so as soon as possible to cope131@gmail.com.

Further updates will follow