We are a membership-driven organization representing workers in various public and private sectors such as Health Care, Education, Financial Services, Labour Organizations, Non-Profit and Government agencies. With 20 locals and approximately 7,000 members across the province, we are a diverse and wide reaching union. We are affiliated to the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) giving us strength in millions, allowing our members to have a voice in all issues affecting working people. It is also the purpose and aim of the Council to inform, advise and educate workers in the principles and policies of this Union and of the benefits and gains which they may achieve through organizing and collective bargaining.

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AMPLIFY INDIGENOUS VOICES: Must Read & Must Watch Indigenous Created Art.

Lets help support Indigenous creators and artists during this National Truth & Reconciliation week. Check out this amazing list of book, shows and movies to check out and support Indigenous creators! 

Staff at HMECU Ratify New Agreement!


Workers at the Healthcare & Municipal Employees Credit Union (HMECU) have ratified a new Collective Agreement! 

These workers, represented by the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE Local 343), have proudly served our
municipal, healthcare and emergency services workers for over 85 years.

No Space For Hate

Statement from COPE Ontario in Support of the LGBTQ+ Community and Against #1MillionMarch4Children

COPE Ontario stands firmly in support of the LGBTQ+ community and their rights, and we unequivocally condemn any form of hate or discrimination. It has come to our attention that the #1MillionMarch4Children event has been associated with anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments, which runs counter to our principles of inclusion, diversity, and equality.

COPE 527 and HWDSB announce local agreement!

Hamilton, Ontario – September 12, 2023:
 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is pleased to jointly announce a local agreement with the Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union (COPE Local 527). COPE Local 527 represents over 1100 HWDSB Educational Assistants, Child and Youth Care Practitioners, Communication Disorders Assistants, Deaf and Blind Intervenors and Language Acquisition Support Staff.

HWDSB’s Board of Trustees approved the local agreement at a Board meeting on September 11, 2023. COPE Local 527 members ratified the agreement on September 11, 2023.

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