Results of Voting COPE 131

survey checkHere is your voting update for July 12, 2017:

Thank you to all the members who participated in our vote yesterday. We had a great turnout rate for our first electronic vote.

The results are as follows:

1. On the Extension of our current agreement until June 30, 2018, the membership has voted YES to ratify and extend our agreement

2. On the constitutional amendments, the membership has voted YES to ratify.

3. On the proposed $1.00 increase to bi-weekly dues,
the membership has voted YES to ratify and accept the increase.

Thank you once again for attending all the conference calls and meetings and demonstrating your support and solidarity.

The Union Council of COPE Local 131

COPE Contract Extension, VOTING on July 11, 2017

Here is your update for July 9, 2017:

Voting registration will end on July 9, 2017 at 10pm.
Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/131VOTE2017

All COPE Local 131 members who have registered to vote will receive an invitation to vote on JULY 11, 2017.
Voting will take place between the hours of 4pm and 11pm. All members will receive an email providing a link to “Simply Voting” they will be asked to Vote on the following three (3) items:

  1. Ratification of the EXTENSION of our current contract through to June 30, 2018.
    If ratified:
    A) ALL Ontario Sales Groups covered by the COPE Local 131 Collective Agreement (excluding the Retention Group) will receive a 2% salary increase effective July 1, 2016. This increase will be paid retroactively and appear as a lump sum within 30 days of ratification.
    B) ALL Ontario Sales Groups covered by the COPE Local 131 Collective Agreement (including the Retention Group) will receive a further 2% salary increase effective July 1, 2017.
  2. Ratification of the Update to the COPE Local 131 Constitution. Information on the update is available on this page of the Union’s website.
  3. Ratification of a $1.00 increase in Union dues per bi-weekly pay period.

In Solidarity,

The Union Council of COPE Local 131

COPE Contract Extension Update

Here is your update for Jun 29, 2017:

Meeting and conference calls will take place next week as follows:

Tuesday July 4, 2017 PREMISE Conference Calls:
Call in Numbers: 416-343-0138 or 1-866-602-5089 Code 8782463#

Joanne Clarke Team…… 9:30 am
Marco Brunetti Team….11:00 am
Sarah Bentau Team……..1:00 pm
Kate Nash Team……….. 2:30 pm
Lorraine Nelson Team…. 4:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017
 PREMISE Conference Calls:
Call in Numbers: 416-343-0138 or 1-866-602-5089 Code 8782463#
 
Amber Dawe Team…….. 9:30 am
Kathryn Miller Team…..11:00 am
Mike O’Grady Team……1:00 pm
Adam Morrison Team…..2:30 pm

Julie Gyorgy Team………4:00 pm

 

Thursday July 6, 2017:
CCA (Call Centre) and Acquisition, King St. Lunchroom 12-12:45 Pizza provided
Advantage & Retention Group, King St. Lunchroom 1-1:45 Pizza provided

Each and every member is required to participate in the upcoming vote on the ratification of this extension. 

In order to be able to vote you must register your PERSONAL EMAIL at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/131VOTE2017
Please remember that the email you register must be a personal one, and NOT your YP email.

COPE Local 131 Contract Extension

To all current members of COPE Local 131,

20130506-193530.jpgAs most of you are aware our current collective agreement has been open since July 1, 2016. Over the past year your Union council has met several times with representatives of YP management for the purposes of bargaining our next collective agreement.

Through the course of those discussions we have been asked to consider an extension of our current agreement through to June 30, 2018. This extension will allow your Union to consider upcoming changes and to utilize that information to be better equipped to bargain on your behalf. Other sales groups in Quebec and Western Canada have already extended their own agreements under the same conditions and for the same reasons.

The extension will take into account the periods of July 2016 to June 2017, and July 2017 to June 2018. For the period that has already passed there will be a retroactive application of a salary increase to all sales groups that were in part of the bargaining unit as of July 2016. There will also be a further salary increase applied to ALL of our members effective July 2017.

Each and every member is required to participate in the upcoming vote on the ratification of this extension.

In order to be able to vote you must register your PERSONAL EMAIL at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/131VOTE2017
Please remember that the email you register must be a personal one, and NOT your YP email.

There will also be matters relating to the COPE Local 131 constitution and dues that will be voted on as well.

There will be upcoming conference calls and meetings to provide members with the opportunity to ask questions and get all the information on how and when they need to vote. A schedule of the meeting and conference call info will soon follow.

Please check the UNION website http://www.cope131.ca regularly for more information over the next few days.

In Solidarity,

The Union Council of COPE Local 131

Congratulations to Steve Reeves!

Congrats-Blue-And-WhiteAs many of you may have heard by now, Steve Reeves, our President of COPE Local 131, has retired from his active role as a YP representative. But before I go on, I would like to make it clear (as many of you have asked!!) that Steve will remain on in his role as President of the Union for the foreseeable future.

Steve started his with YP in 1989 in the Advantage channel, and after several years was promoted to the Premise sales channel where he was awarded as a Member of the President’s Gold Circle, and where he remained for the rest of his 28 year career.

Steve started his work with our Union in 1992 as a back-up steward for the Advantage “West” group with OPEIU (the predecessor to COPE). In 1995 he became part of the bargaining and labour relations committee and has been involved in negotiating each of our agreements since that time. He was elected to the position of Deputy Chief steward in 1999, and helped negotiate the very challenging move to home-based premise reps in 2000.
In 2001 he was elected Chief Steward and in 2004 was elected to the position of President Local 131, and has remained in that position since that time.

Without a doubt, there has been no other single individual in our organization that has had a more lasting and profound impact on the success and longevity of our Union than Steve Reeves.

On behalf of all of the members of COPE Local 131 (past and present),
I want to wish Steve all the best in a well deserved retirement from active YP duties and thank him for his longstanding dedication and advocacy on behalf of all of our members.

 

Rick Miller VP & Director of Operations

COPE Local 131 Welcomes the Retention Group!

welcomeAs many of you are aware, there have been ongoing discussions between our Union and YP management throughout 2015 about the Retention Group. From it’s original inception, as a trial project in Advantage Sales, your Union has supported the goals, work, and people involved in this endeavour. We are pleased to announce that as of Jan 14, 2016 the members of the Retention Group are now part of COPE Local 131.

We would like to thank all those individuals involved in the discussions and negotiations, both from our local, and from YP management. We firmly believe that an effective Retention strategy is a key component to the future success of the organization and of our membership.

Please join me, along with our Union Council, in welcoming the members of the Retention Group to COPE Local 131!