Election Results – Vice President

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Balloting for Vice President has closed. Here are the results.

Balfour, Alec 27
Benoit, Brigitte 470
Loiselle, Jamie 497
MacDonald, Elyse 261
Zalac, Boris 75

 

Congratulations to Jamie Loiselle, our new Vice President.

 

Election for Secretary Treasurer

The CUPE 4070 election for Secretary Treasurer starts Tuesday morning at 6:00 am Mountain time.  Polls are open until Monday December 3rd at 6:00 pm Mountain.

The candidates are:

Girard, JP More information
Sutaria, Kruti More information
MacLean, Riley More information
Wilcox, Kimberley More information

 

 

Ballot trouble?

If you are a member in good standing, you should receive an email inviting you to vote Tuesday morning. If you don’t receive one, please check your junk/spam mail.  If you still can’t find it, contact returning officer Lou Arab at larab@cupe.ca and he will make sure you get to vote.

 

For all elections, you must be a CUPE member to vote. If you have not yet signed a membership card and paid your $5 initiation fee, you can do so on line here: https://westjet.cupe.ca/mainline-membership/. Non-members who sign up before Friday (November 30) at 5:00 pm MST will get a chance to vote for Secretary Treasurer.

Election for Secretary-Treasurer

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Election for Secretary Treasurer

The election for CUPE 4070 Secretary Treasurer starts Tuesday morning at 6:00 am Mountain time. Polls are open until Monday December 3rd at 6:00 pm Mountain.

The candidates are:

Girard, JP More information
Sutaria, Kruti More information
MacLean, Riley More information
Wilcox, Kimberley More information

 

Ballot trouble?
If you are a member in good standing, you should receive an email inviting you to vote Tuesday morning. If you don’t receive one, please check your junk/spam mail.  If you still can’t find it, contact returning officer Lou Arab at larab@cupe.ca and he will make sure you get to vote.

For all elections, you must be a CUPE member to vote. If you have not yet signed a membership card and paid your $5 initiation fee, you can do so on line here: https://westjet.cupe.ca/mainline-membership/. Non-members who sign up before Friday (November 30) at 5:00 pm MST will get a chance to vote for Secretary Treasurer.

 

Upcoming elections
Candidates have until 48 hours before ballots open to provide CUPE with their biographical/information material. We will forward links to that material at a later date.

Recording Secretary (December 4 – December 10)
The following candidates have been nominated for the position:

  • Di Virgilio, Marco
  • MacDonald, Elyse

Base Vice-Presidents (December 11- December 17)
The following candidates have been nominated for the position of Base VP (YVR):

  • Connolly, Julia
  • Hill, Crystal

The following candidates have been nominated for the position of Base VP (YYC):

  • Balfour, Alec
  • Benoit, Brigitte
  • Godsman, Janelle
  • McDonald, Laura
  • Vermeire, Janene

The following candidates have been nominated for the position of Base VP (YYZ):

  • Money (Sarasin), Rebecca
  • Steed, Ashlee
  • Zalac, Boris

Know any Flight Attendants at Swoop or Encore?
If you know any Flight Attendants at Swoop or Encore, please encourage them to join CUPE. Employees can sign up here: https://encore.cupe.ca/swoop-encore-sign-a-card/

Election results

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Polls in the election for President have closed.

The results are as follows:

Benoit, Brigitte 170
Rauenbusch, Chris  995
Simmonds, Patricia 78
Steed, Ashley 167
Zalac, Boris 69

Congratulations to Chris Rauenbusch!

We all wish you the best success as the first President of CUPE Local 4070.

 

 

 

Vice Presidential election

The election for Vice President starts tomorrow at 6:00 am Mountain time.  Ballots are open until 6:00 pm on Monday November 26.

The candidates are:

Balfour, Alec No information provided
Benoit, Brigitte More info
Loiselle, Jamie More info
MacDonald, Elyse More info
Zalac, Boris More info

Ballot trouble?

If you are a member in good standing, you should receive an email inviting you to vote tomorrow morning. If you don’t receive one, please check your junk/spam mail.  If you still can’t find it, contact returning officer Lou Arab at larab@cupe.ca and he will make sure you get to vote.

Know any Flight Attendants at Swoop or Encore?

If you know any Flight Attendants at Swoop or Encore, please encourage them to join CUPE. Employees can sign up here: https://encore.cupe.ca/swoop-encore-sign-a-card/

Upcoming elections at CUPE 4070

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The election for CUPE Local President is still on-going, members have until 6:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on Monday to cast their ballots.

Results will be posted as soon as possible after the close of ballots.

Next up: Vice President (November 20-26)

The following candidates have put forward their names to run for Vice President (Chief Steward):

  • Balfour, Alec                                     No information provided
  • Benoit, Brigitte                                 More info
  • Loiselle, Jamie                                  More info
  • MacDonald, Elyse                            More info
  • Zalac, Boris                                       More info

Three of these candidates are currently running for President. Should one of them win, their name will be dropped from the ballot.

Future elections:

Secretary Treasurer (November 27-December 4)

The following candidates have been nominated for the position:

  • Girard, JP
  • Sutaria, Kruti
  • MacLean, Riley
  • Wilcox, Kimberley

Candidates have until 48 hours before ballots open to provide CUPE with their biographical/information material. We will forward links to that material at a later date.

 

Recording Secretary (December 4 – December 10)

The following candidates have been nominated for the position:

  • Di Virgilio, Marco
  • MacDonald, Elyse

Candidates have until 48 hours before ballots open to provide CUPE with their biographical/information material. We will forward links to that material at a later date.

Base Vice-Presidents (December 11- December 17)

The following candidates have been nominated for the position of Base VP (YVR):

  • Connolly, Julia
  • D’orazio, Aurelio
  • Hill, Crystal
  • MacDonald, Elyse

The following candidates have been nominated for the position of Base VP (YYC):

  • Balfour, Alec
  • Benoit, Brigitte
  • Godsman, Janelle
  • McDonald, Laura
  • Vermeire, Janene

The following candidates have been nominated for the position of Base VP (YYZ):

  • Money (Sarasin), Rebecca
  • Steed, Ashlee
  • Zalac, Boris

Candidates have until 48 hours before ballots open to provide CUPE with their biographical/information material. We will forward links to that material at a later date.

Base VP elections will be held among the members of each individual base. In other words, only members at YYC will vote for the YYC Base VP.

Elections in 2019

Dates have been set for the election of Committee members and shop stewards (January 15-21) as well as Trustees (January 22-28).  We will provide more information about these elections and the candidates at a later date.

For all elections, you must be a CUPE member to vote. If you have not yet signed a membership card and paid your $5 initiation fee, you can do so on line here: https://westjet.cupe.ca/mainline-membership/

Know any Flight Attendants at Swoop or Encore?

If you know any Flight Attendants at Swoop or Encore, please encourage them to join CUPE. Employees can sign up here: https://encore.cupe.ca/swoop-encore-sign-a-card/

Your CUPE/WestJet staff team

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CUPE staff members assigned to WestJet are meeting in Edmonton today to coordinate and work on your issues. Put faces to the names of the people working hard for you.
Back row from left: Mary Elizabeth Archer – Support Staff (Edmonton), Lou Arab – Communications Representative (Edmonton), Troy Winters – Health and Safety Director, Janet Dassinger – Airlines Researcher (Ottawa), Alejandro Pachon – Research Representative (Edmonton), Audrey Barr – Education Representative (Edmonton), Chantale Grenon-Nyenhuis – National Office (Ottawa), Carla Cooper – Support Staff (Edmonton), Ella Henry – Legal Representative (Edmonton). Seated from left: Sanford Lee – National Representative (YVR), Aneen Albus – National Representative (YYC), Faiz Ahmed – National Representative (YYZ). Inset – Kelly Bateman – Support Staff (Calgary).

Election for President starts Tuesday

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Elections for the position of President begin tomorrow (Tuesday November 13th) at 6:00 am MST with polls remaining open until Monday November 19th at 6:00 pm MST.

There are five candidates standing for President:

Benoit, Brigitte: click here for more info
Rauenbusch, Chris: click here for more info
Simmonds, Patricia: click here for more info
Steed, Ashley: click here for more info
Zalac, Boris: click here for more info

Ballots will be sent by email using StrictlyVoting.com tomorrow. At the end of balloting, the candidate with the most votes will be elected President of CUPE Local 4070 for a two-year term.

VOTING ISSUES

Some members had difficulty getting ballots during the bylaw ratification vote. We’ve worked very hard to clean up our lists and fix many of the issues. While we expect the next round of voting to be much smoother, some individuals may still have problems.

Please read this carefully and take any actions possible that might affect you.

If you voted during the bylaw vote, you should get your ballot automatically.

There are several reasons you might not receive a ballot:

1. You are not a member. If you receive this bulletin by email, CUPE has you on file as a member in good standing. For others, to vote in a CUPE election, you must have signed a membership card and paid your $5.00 initiation fee. You can do that here: https://westjet.cupe.ca/mainline-membership/ If you are not sure about your membership status, contact Lou Arab at larab@cupe.ca.

You must be a member by November 16th at 5:00 pm MST to vote in the Presidential election.

2. You are a member, and you are a CM/OOT. Until the issue of CM/OOTs being part of the CUPE certification is resolved, WestJet is not sharing the full employee list of these members. CUPE will honour your membership and let you participate in the local while we wait for this issue to be resolved. However, it has affected the accuracy of our database. If you believe you are a member in this category, let Lou Arab know (larab@cupe.ca) and we can quickly make a check and add you to the voters list if necessary.

3. CUPE doesn’t have your email address, or we have an incorrect email address. CUPE will not send bulletins or e-ballots to email addresses at westjet.com, we need a personal email address. If you have filled out a membership card, CUPE should have your personal email address. However, mistakes happen and sometimes email addresses are entered incorrectly. We work very hard to track down members with email addresses that bounce. But if the incorrect email doesn’t bounce back, we won’t know there has been a mistake until we are contacted by the member effected. If you might be in this category – contact Lou Arab at larab@cupe.ca

4. Your e-ballot ended up in the spam/junk mail folder. This seems to happen to members with Hotmail.com and Outlook.com email addresses the most. Please check your spam folders and if you find any email from CUPE or SimplyVoting.com, please add us to your ‘safe senders’ list.

5. The e-ballot was never delivered. There are a small number of members (again, mostly with hotmail.com and outlook.com email accounts) where the e-ballot was blocked by the receiving mail server. We have developed a workaround to this, but members in this category have to contact Lou Arab at larab@cupe.ca to let him know you don’t have a ballot.

If you have friends and colleagues at Encore or Swoop, encourage them to sign their card here: https://encore.cupe.ca/swoop-encore-sign-a-card/ to join CUPE today!

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Flair Airlines is trying to reduce the wages of Flight Attendants by 30%.  Please share the video to tell them not to.

Election process, questions, and voting schedule

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Remember to nominate your colleagues for positions in your local!

Please read this bulletin carefully in its entirety as there are important details about local elections and the voting process.

There have been a number of emails received requesting clarification on the nomination process and here some answers:

  1. Can a person be nominated for more than one (1) position?

Yes. A person can be nominated for all positions however both the nominee and nominator must be members in good standing for the nomination to be valid.

  1. Can a person nominate themselves?

No. A person must be nominated by another member and both the nominee and nominator must be members in good standing for the nomination to be valid.

  1. Does a person that receives more nominations that other people have an advantage?

No. It doesn’t matter if a person is nominated one (1) time or twenty (20) times for the same position, their name will only appear on the ballot once.

  1. If I accept the nomination for all of the positions I may be nominated for how do I decide which one to take?

There are Officer positions outlined in the bylaws.  An individual can only be elected to and hold one (1) of these positions. For example, if you are nominated and accept the nomination for the President, Vice-President and Base Vice-President and are elected as the President you are no longer on the ballot for the Vice-President or Base Vice-President.

  1. Can I accept a nomination for more than one (1) committee?

Yes. The restriction for only holding one (1) position applies only to the positions of:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary-Treasurer
  • Recording Secretary
  • YVR Base Vice-President
  • YYC Base Vice-President
  • YYZ Base Vice-President
  • 3 year Trustee
  • 2 year Trustee
  • 1 year Trustee
  1. I am on a leave, can I still run for a position?

Yes. As long as you are a Cabin Crew member and a CUPE 4070 member in good standing you can run for a position while on leave.  However, there are meeting attendance requirements outlined in the bylaws that must be adhered to.

  1. If I am elected for a position, who will cover any travel arrangements and expenses for me to attend meetings, are these paid positions?

The bylaws give the authority to the elected Board to make those determinations.

  1. I am an OOT or Cabin Manager, but I am stepping down what designation should be on the nomination form?

The classification you are in as of  4PM MST on October 29, 2018 is the classification that must be on the nomination form.

  1. Can I run for a position if I am an OOT or Cabin Manager?

Yes. Until the decision is made by the CIRB, CUPE considers you members, however both the nominee and nominator must be members in good standing for the nomination to be valid.

All nomination forms must be either filled out electronically or printed and scanned and sent by email to Kelly Bateman at kbateman@cupe.ca by 4PM MST on October 29, 2018.

For further information on the duties of the positions or committees, please refer to the bylaws.

Nomination form for officers: 
English
French

Nomination form for Base VPs, Shop Stewards:
English
French

Nomination form for committees:
English
French

CUPE 4070 Bylaws 
English 
French (Not yet available)

Sign a CUPE 4070 membership card and pay the initiation fee here.

Next steps:

Beginning on October 30, 2018 all of the people who have been nominated will be sent an email from Kelly Bateman asking if they will allow their name to stand on the ballot.

These individuals will have until 4PM MST on November 9th to accept or decline the nomination.

All nominees that accept will be given the opportunity, as per the bylaws to provide a one (1) page (8.5×11 size) information sheet which will be posted on our website (westjet.cupe.ca), with links sent by email to  all members in good standing.

Candidates must send their information sheets to Lou Arab at larab@cupe.caat least 48 hours before voting begins to be posted on the website.

The voting process will commence the week of November 12th, 2018.

All elections, as per the bylaws will run for seven (7) days.

Only members in good standing can vote in any election. Any Flight Attendant who signs a CUPE membership form 48 hours or more before any particular vote will be sent a ballot by email.

As with the bylaw vote, any issues regarding voting and/or membership are to be forwarded to Lou Arab at larab@cupe.ca.

The order of elections will be:

Votes by all members in good standing

  • President – 2 year term (Election period – Nov 13 – Nov 19)
  • Vice-President – 1 year term (Election period – Nov 20 – Nov 26)
  • Secretary Treasurer – 1 year term (Election period – Nov 27 – Dec 3)
  • Recording Secretary – 2 year term (Election period – Dec 4 – Dec 10)

Votes by base for all members in good standing

  • YVR Base Vice-President – 2 year term (Election period Dec 11-Dec 17)
  • YYC Base Vice-President – 2 year term (Election period Dec 11–Dec 17)
  • YYZ Base Vice-President – 2 year term (Election period Dec 11–Dec 17)

These remaining votes will be in the new year, with exact dates to follow:

Open for vote by all members in good standing

  • 3 year Trustee
  • 2 year Trustee
  • 1 year Trustee

Open for vote by base for all members in good standing

  • Fifteen (15) YVR Shop Stewards – 2 year term
  • Fifteen (15) YYC Shop Stewards – 2 year term
  • Fifteen (15) YYZ Shop Stewards – 2 year term
  • All committee positions

If you have friends and colleagues at Encore or Swoop, encourage them to sign their card here: https://westjet.cupe.ca/swoop-encore-sign-a-card/ to join CUPE today!

 

Call for nominations

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CUPE Local 4070 elections – call for nominations.

 

Nominations are now open for the following positions:

  • President (2 year position)
  • Vice President/Chief Steward (1 year position)
  • Secretary-Treasurer (1 year position)
  • Recording Secretary (2 year position)
  • Trustees (3 year, 2 year, 1 year)
  • Base Vice Presidents (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto – all 2 year positions)
  • Shop Stewards (15 per base, 2 year positions)
  • Committee members.

Full list of positions
(En français ici.)

Candidates for all positions, as well as the people nominating them, must be CUPE members in good standing.

Nominations close October 29th, 4:00 MST.

Nominations forms

Please print and fill out these forms to nominate a CUPE member for any position.  All forms must be emailed to kbateman@cupe.ca  by October 29th, 2018 at 4:00PM MST.

Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Trustees)
(En français)

Base Vice Presidents, Shop Stewards 
(En français)

Committee members 
(En français)

 

Bylaws ratified / Ratification des règlements

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Balloting closed Wednesday evening on the ratification of our Local bylaws.

Ballots cast: 851

Yes: 831 (97.6%)

No: 20 (2.4%)

Thank you to everyone who took the time to cast a ballot.

The next step will be election of the new Local executive. We will be in touch soon with details of the process, call for nominations, and schedule of elections.

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KNOW ANYONE WHO HASN’T SIGNED A MEMBERSHIP CARD YET?

If you have friends or co-workers at Mainline who have not signed CUPE membership cards, they can still do so at https://westjet.cupe.ca/mainline-membership/. Flight Attendants must be CUPE members to vote in upcoming executive elections.

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If you have friends and colleagues at Encore or Swoop, encourage them to sign their card here: https://westjet.cupe.ca/swoop-encore-sign-a-card/ to join CUPE today!

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Le scrutin sur la ratification des règlements de notre section locale a pris fin mercredi soir.

Bulletins de vote : 851

Oui : 831 (97,6 %)

Non : 20 (2,4 %)

Merci à tous ceux et celles qui ont pris le temps de voter.

La prochaine étape sera l’élection du nouvel exécutif de la section locale. Nous communiquerons les détails du processus, l’appel à candidatures et le calendrier des élections sous peu.

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CONNAISSEZ-VOUS QUELQU’UN QUI N’A PAS ENCORE SIGNÉ SA CARTE DE MEMBRE?

Si vous recevez ce courrier électronique, c’est que votre carte de membre et vos droits d’adhésion ont été reçus. Vous avez donc le droit de participer à l’assemblée et à tous les votes.

Si vous avez des amis ou des collègues à la ligne principale qui n’ont pas signé la carte de membre du SCFP, ceux-ci peuvent toujours le faire à l’adresse https://westjet.cupe.ca/mainline-membership/. Les agents de bord doivent être membres du SCFP pour pouvoir voter lors des prochaines élections à l’exécutif.

Si vous avez des amis chez Encore ou Swoop, encouragez-les à signer leur carte d’adhésion au SCFP ici : https://westjet.cupe.ca/swoop-encore-sign-a-card/.


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