COPE 378 Elections
Elections for COPE 378's President, Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Board will end October 11, 2012. This webpage is your online resource for all election information.
This page was changed on October 12, 2012 to reflect the elected Executive Board candidates only.
The Vice Presidents were elected from the Executive Board by the delegates to the 2012 COPE 378 Convention, November 15 – 17.
President: David Black
Secretary-Treasurer: Lori Mayhew
Vice President - ICBC: Jeff Gillies
Vice President - Utilities: Gwenne Farrell
Vice President - Combined Units: Heather Lee
ICBC (6 positions)
- Yasmin Carroll
- Karin Cirez
- Mike Ferguson
- Joyce Galuska
- Jeff Gillies
- Trevor Hansen
Executive Board – BC Hydro (3 positions)
- Gwenne Farrell
- Calvin Jonas
- Rysa Kronebusch
Executive Board – ABSU (2 positions)
- Nancy de Vries
- Melanie Greenlaw
Executive Board – Utilities - FortisEnergy (1 position)
- Tim Bouzovetsky
Executive Board – Utilities – Fortis-Hydro (1 Position)
- Stephanie Smith
Executive Board – Combined - Finance-Insurance (2 Positions)
- Colleen Finn
- Laurie Kirk
Executive Board – Combined - Transport-Shipping (1 Position)
- Tim Weigelt
Executive Board – Combined - Labour (1 Position)
- Heather Lee
Executive Board – Combined - Coast Mountain Bus (1 Position)
- Stephen Von Sychowski
Executive Board – Combined - Transit (1 Position)
- Ian Whittington
Executive Board – Combined - Miscellaneous (1 Position)
- Keith Parkinson
Below is a Timeline of important dates, links to Candidate Bios, Voter Frequently Asked Questions, Candidate Frequently Asked Questions, a breakdown of Positions and Constituencies, all necessary election Forms and contact information for the Returning Officer.
The Candidate Bio page was changed on October 12 to reflect the elected and acclaimed Executive Board members, and President and Secretary-Treasurer. The elections were held by mail-in ballot between September 21 and October 11, 2012
- August 10: Nomination forms and electoral district/boundary information sent to membership
- August 10: Nominations open
- August 29: Nomination forms MUST be returned to the COPE 378 office
- August 30: Candidates allowed access to voters list
- September 14: List of declared nominees will be posted
- September 21: Candidate information packages and ballots will be sent to members
- October 11: Completed ballots MUST be returned to COPE 378 office
- October 12: Ballots counted and results posted
- October 25: Installation of officers
- November 15 – 17: Election of Vice Presidents from successful Executive Board candidates
Bios and photos of the candidates will be listed here as their information is received and processed by the union office. The deadline for nominations to be recieved by the union office was Wednesday, August 29 at 5 PM. Candidates were able to sumbit at 150 word bio and a high resolution photo.
Many of you have questions about your roles and responsiblities as voters during the election. We've gathered some common questions in this Voter Frequently Asked Questons page. If you have any questions not represented here, contact us by email or by phone here cope378.ca/contact-us. We will update the Voter FAQs with any common questions we may have missed.
One of the most powerful aspects of a union is that its leadership is made up of its members. The Candidate FAQs page is a place for COPE 378 members to learn about the candidate process for Executive Board Members, the Secretary-Treasurer and President.
Like the Voter FAQs page, we will update the Candidate FAQs page with new information and frequently asked questions. If you have a question not reflected here please get in contact at cope378.ca/contact-us
COPE 378's 2012 elections will elect members for the following positions: Executive Board, Secretary-Treasurer and President. All of these positions will serve three year terms.
President and Secretary-Treasurer
The position of President and Secretary-Treasurer is open to a vote of the entire membership.
Executive Board members can be voted upon only by members of specific bargaining units. For instance, BC Hydro members can only vote for BC Hydro Executive Board members. With a few of the larger bargaining units within COPE 378 the constituencies are pretty clear. Some of the other constituencies are made up of several different bargaining units. Click on the linked titles for a full list of the bargaining units under the Executive Board positions.
|6 positions||Executive Board – ICBC|
|3 positions||Executive Board – Utilities - Hydro|
|2 positions||Executive Board – Utilities - ABSU|
|1 position||Executive Board – Utilities – Fortis|
|1 position||Executive Board – Utilities – Fortis-Hydro|
|2 positions||Executive Board – Combined - Finance-Insurance|
|1 position||Executive Board – Combined - Transport-Shipping|
|1 position||Executive Board – Combined - Labour|
|1 position||Executive Board – Combined - Coast Mountain Bus|
|1 position||Executive Board – Combined - Transit|
|1 position||Executive Board – Combined - Miscellaneous|
COPE 378 delegates to the November 15 – 17 Convention will elect three Vice Presidents from the Executive Board, one Vice President for ICBC, one Vice President for Utilities, and one Vice President for the Combined Units.
All COPE 378 members may vote for the President and Secretary-Treasurer. For Executive Board, you may vote for the candidates that are running to represent your workplace. This differs by Bargaining Unit.
The Positions and Constituencies page will outline which members may vote for which Executive Council and Executive Board Positions.
Click here for all the necessary election forms.
The Returning Officer is responsible for the conduct of all union elections, including the Triennial elections, and ensures that those elections are carried out in accordance with the provisions of COPE 378's Constitution and By-Laws.
Contact the Returning Officer at email@example.com.