Job Posting - Political Action Campaign Coordinator - Temporary Position

POLITICAL ACTION CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR

Temporary Position

The Canadian Office and Professional Employees (COPE) Union is seeking to hire two individuals for a period of up to six (6) months or to book off two members for these positions.  These positions will be based out of the Toronto Office but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to work remotely.

The Political Coordinator’s job responsibilities include:

  • Working in conjunction with the Director, Region 2 National Vice-Presidents, and Locals to engage and empower our members and locals to protect public services, public health care, and public education and to fight back against the privatization of public services, public education, and public healthcare.
  • Research, develop and distribute materials on issues affecting COPE members. Including leaflets, flyers, telephone scripts, press releases, newsletter articles, and social media posts. Develop and conduct training and information sessions (virtual and in person) for COPE members across the province to educate and activate rank-and-file members in all COPE Ontario Locals in the political process.
  • Assisting Locals with their campaigns, where needed. Work with local leaders, stewards, committees, etc. on member engagement; provide materials and training, where appropriate to members and leaders, stewards, committees, etc. on engaging members and others on the importance of quality public services and the risk of privatization, etc. This would take on many formats.  Additionally, they would provide skills in lobbying for local leaders, stewards, committees, and members.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Work well in a team environment, be self-motivated, detail-oriented and able to handle and prioritize a range of tasks and manage time effectively. Be flexible and able to adapt as needed.
  • Excellent communications skills, initiative, good political judgment.
  • Ability to research, write and design materials and deliver workshops to members of COPE Ontario.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Suite; Zoom, and social media. Proficiency in design programs is an asset.
  • Strong understanding and commitment to union principles and advancing the interest of COPE members and the labour movement.
  • Strong understanding of the political landscape in Ontario; in particular public services, public healthcare, and public education and the Ford government’s attacks on these core matters affecting COPE members and the labour movement.

COPE Ontario is a diverse, progressive membership-driven collective of Union locals that protects members' rights and empowers them to unite for better workplaces and communities.

Salary: The salary for this position is $1,600.00 per week and the conditions of employment are in accordance with the collective agreement between COPE Ontario and the IAMAW, Local 1922, District 78.

Interested applicants should e-mail their resumes no later than March 10, 2023, to [email protected].

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diversity is a core value at COPE Ontario and our COPE Locals. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all our staff, members, and applicants. We believe every member enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

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May 30 – The Fightback is On

 

Either we save our public medicare now, or we are going to lose it

Giant march & protest. Send a message to the Ford government & Ontario's Legislature that cannot be ignored.

In Toronto: Gather at 12 p.m. noon at the south side of Nathan Phillips Square across from the Sheraton, 123 Queen St. W. We will march to the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park which is in session — local Members of Provincial Parliament from across Ontario will be there.

There is a designated space at Queen’s Park for people with mobility issues who cannot join the march. Meet us at Queen’s Park in front of the Ontario Legislature. The march will arrive at Queen’s Park at 1 p.m.

Across Mid- & Southern Ontario: There will be buses/transportation to the Toronto protest. Look on the Ontario Health Coaltion website for details about buses and how to reserve a space or email [email protected].

In Northern Ontario (N. Ontario locations where it is too far to travel in to the Ontario Legislature):

Sault Ste. Marie: Gather at 12 p.m. noon at Roberta Bondar Pavilion for protest and march. Contact Al Dupuis at the Algoma Health Coalition [email protected].

Thunder Bay: Gather at 12 p.m. noon at mini Queen’s Park. Contact Jules Tupker [email protected].

Dryden: Rally outside of MPP Greg Rickford's office (429 Government Road) at 11:30 a.m. CDST

In Eastern Ontario

Ottawa: Gather at 12 p.m. noon at Faircrest Heights Park, 550 Smyth Road. Contact the Ottawa Health Coalition at [email protected]

Cornwall: Gather at 4 p.m. (note the time is different than elsewhere) outside MPP Nolan Quinn’s office, 120 Second St. W. Contact Louise Lanctot at [email protected] or Elaine MacDonald at [email protected].

COPE Fights for Homecare Workers

COPE joined other unions at Queen's Park to call on the Ford government to halt a plan that will cause further chaos in the home care sector – for both patients and workers. 

Bill 135 – rushed through the legislature with little oversight – demolishes existing governance structures and paves the way for privatization of vital health care services. 

The measure would dismantle the existing system of 14 Home Care and Community Support Services organizations across the province and turn them into one unwieldly structure. Unions have asked the government to consult with them on how to avoid the labour relations turmoil that will result. 

COPE Local 550 represents workers at Home Care and Community Support Services – Toronto. 

COPE Ontario Interim Director Glenn Wheeler (centre) joined OPSEU President JP Hornick, ONA President Erin Ariss, CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and NDP Health Critic France Gelinas at a media conference at Queen's Park.

 

 

 

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