Union Position on Acquisition Initiatives

Announcement-ClipartWith the recent announcement of increased acquisition targets in the premise sales channel, many of our members have asked for a clarification on the Union’s position on these initiatives. Please follow this link for more information regarding our position on acquisition duties in both the Premise and Advantage channels.

Membership Survey 2015

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Our 2015 Membership Survey is live, and yes, there will be prizes! Please take a few moments to participate in our membership survey and qualify for a random draw for 4 Cineplex Gift Cards valued at $50 each! You can use the following link to take the survey: 2015 COPE 131 Survey, or find out more information, follow this: link to our survey page.

Union Leadership Conference 2014 Montreal QC.

The following is a release to all union members of the Yellow Pages Group. On a personal note, we at COPE Local 131 want to thank our colleagues in Montreal at local 574 for hosting this years conference.

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To all members at Yellow Pages Group

Representatives from IBEW local 2228, COPE locals 131, 378 and 574 and Unifor met as the National Joint Unions Council representing YPG sales employees on December 5 and 6 in Montreal.
The council reviewed common items of interest and discussed strategies leading up to collective bargaining. Your unions are committed to co-operating through the council to achieve a fair and reasonable collective agreement for the YPG members.

At its conclusion the council set in motion the establishment of a National Issues Advisory Council, which will meet at various times and locations in 2015 to discuss common workplace issues.

In unity,

COPE Local 378
COPE Local 131
COPE Local 574
IBEW Local 2228

Sandy Watson Retires

Happy-RetirementFond Farewell to Sandy Watson

We just wanted to take a moment to say a heartfelt thank you to Sandy Watson. Sandy has recently retired from YP after 26 successful years in Sales. On top of her substantial sales duties, Sandy also served as a steward in our Union for many years. She was a tireless advocate for her colleagues and spent countless hours helping others work out commission issues and any other concerns that were brought to her. We wish Sandy well in this new chapter of her life. Happy retirement, and thank you from the membership of COPE Local 131.

Arbitration Re-Scheduled to January 2015

calendar_jan15Retention Channel Arbitration Rescheduled

As some of you may be aware of, a submission had been made earlier in 2014 to have the employees of the Retention channel included in bargaining unit of COPE Local 131. The arbitration date scheduled to hear that matter was originally scheduled for December 3, 2014. Due to some scheduling conflicts the matter will be held over and heard instead on January 15, 2015. We will keep the membership updated as new information is available.

Membership News: Changes to Union Council

The following changes have been made in regards to the Union Council
of COPE Local 131.

good-luck-engraved-stonesFirst and foremost is the departure of our Chief Steward,
Claude Flint.
Claude began his career at YPG in June of 2008, and was elected to the Union Council in December of 2010. He has been a tireless advocate of our membership, both in day to day matters and through several challenging negotiations, most notably, the last CBA 2013-2016(Collective Bargaining Agreement) which resulted in the largest average salary gains of any CBA to date. Continue reading