7 Bargaining Units
30 Executive and Prairie Council Members
Regular Membership and Bargaining Unit Meetings
Unions are a Democracy
Our Members run our Union. Our Union Officers are elected by the Members to represent all members of COPE Local 397. The Executive Board is elected for a three-year term. The Prairie Council Members are elected to a two-year term. Stewards are elected from within their work area.
The Executive Board and The Prairie Council
The Executive Board consists of the President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Sergeant-at-Arms, and three (3) Trustees. Executive Board members are elected by a plurality of the voting membership. The Board meets monthly to discuss administrative and operational issues. The Board reports to the Prairie Council on policy and financial matters.
The President of COPE Local 397 is a full-time position.
Duties of the President:
The duties of the President are detailed in Article 9 of the COPE Local 397 Constitution.
Terms and Conditions:
It is understood that a Letter of Understanding will be negotiated to take the President off on a leave of absence without pay or benefits from their 'home' position.
It is understood that hours of work shall be undefined, and will include weekends and evenings as required, and that there is no entitlement for Earned Days Off.
It is understood that there is no provision for overtime.
The President shall retain membership in COPE Local 397 and pay dues to the Local.
As determined by Prairie Council, wages will be equivalent to the highest in-scope member position across all bargaining units plus 10%. Benefits and Pension, however, will be restricted to those received by the staff at COPE Local 397.
Should a concern arise with the President's activities or conduct, in relation to the position, such that they may be deemed to be contrary to the welfare, or best interests of the Local Union, Article 19 of the Local Constitution, and/or Article 15 of the National Constitution may be applicable.
|President:||• Kim Wilson|
|1st Vice-President:||• Tina Paridaen|
|2nd Vice-President:||• Jeremy Piller|
|Treasurer:||• Jackie Lazar|
|Recording Secretary:||• Gloria Patrick|
|Sergeant-at-Arms:||• Barry Hutt|
Prairie Council Members are responsible for setting guidelines for policy and financial matters. The Executive Board, on a day-to-day basis, works within those guidelines. Prairie Council meetings are held at least four times each year.
|SGI Regina Head Office:||• Ed Bens|
|• Don Poitras|
|• Nick Stadel|
|SGI Regina Branches:||• James Batch|
|• Darin Milo|
|Kindersley||• Al Gareau|
|Lloydminster / Meadow Lake||• Joan Reed|
|Moose Jaw||• Mike Cook|
|North Battleford||• Jaime Seminuk|
|Prince Albert||• Carmen Doyle|
|Saskatoon:||• Ambrosia Varaschin|
|• Rhonda Kincade|
|Swift Current||• Leanne Halbert|
|Tisdale||• Donovan Oulette|
|Weyburn / Estevan||• Vacant|
|Yorkton||• Matt Harasymuk|
|NDP Provincial Office||• Stacey Dyck Jiricka|
|NDP Caucus Office||• Eric Anderson|
|NDP Constituency Assistants||• Nathaniel Cole|
|RM of Alexander||• Cindy McLean|
|Calgary Unit||• Lucille Fedkiw|
|URFA||• Heather Ritenburg|
The Prairie Council consists of all the members of the Executive Board together with representatives from the following units:
|Saskatchewan Government Insurance|
|- Kindersley||1 member|
|- Lloydminster / Meadow Lake||1 member|
|- Moose Jaw||1 member|
|- North Battleford||1 member|
|- Prince Albert||1 member|
|- Regina - Branches||2 members|
|- Regina - Head Office||3 members|
|- Saskatoon||2 members|
|- Swift Current||1 member|
|- Tisdale||1 member|
|- Weyburn / Estevan||1 member|
|- Winnipeg||1 member|
|- Yorkton||1 member|
|NDP Provincial Office||1 member|
|NDP Caucus Office||1 member|
|NDP Constituency Assistants||1 member|
|RM of Alexander||1 member|
|Calgary Unit||1 member|