COPE Ontario Office Closure

As ordered by the Ontario government, all COPE offices will be closed for 14 days effective March 25th.    All staff will continue to work remotely during this time and can be accessed via email or phone.

In the event of a workplace emergency or you have questions about your rights and responsibilities during the provincial response to COVID-19, please email info@copeontario.ca. A staff member of COPE Ontario will ensure that you receive a response promptly.

Stay safe, practice proactive isolation and remember to wash your hands. Connect with us online, Facebook or Twitter for updates.

The COPE Ontario Team

COPE Local 225 CBA Workers have First Contract

Thank you for the solidarity / Merci pour la solidarité - workers at the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) from COPE Local 225 have their first collective agreement!

Go to cope225cba.ca for more information.

HAMILTON-WENTWORTH UNIONS UNITED AGAINST VIOLENCE

During Anti-Bullying Week, union leaders representing education workers in both the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board came together to share and discuss mutual concerns regarding the impact, and increase, of violence and violent incidents within our classrooms and community. Click to read press release.

COPE Ontario Joins Bill124 Charter Challenge

COPE Ontario joined nine other unions, together representing more than 250,000 thousand affected broader public sector employees, and announced their intention to launch a coordinated Charter challenge against Bill 124. As well, the Ontario Labour movement, with the Power of Many, will be initiating an aggressive campaign to repeal Bill 124, legislation introduced by the Ford government that allows the government to impose compensation caps, including for pension and health care improvements, on a variety of unionized and non-unionized public sector workplaces. Click to read the press release - Bill124 charter challenge