The Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union is seeking a full-time Labour Relations Specialist. COPE Ontario is a grassroots union with multiple workplaces across the province is seeking to hire a Labour Relations Specialist. The Labour Relations Specialist works as their assigned Locals’ main contact for servicing at the members’ workplaces. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in, and an extensive knowledge of unions and labour relations to assist and expand the union’s capacity through bargaining strong collective agreements and representing members in workplaces.

Healthcare Sector Meetings - 2022

COPE Ontario will be hosting virtual meetings for all COPE Ontario Healthcare Sector Locals and or bargaining units. Local Presidents, Chairpersons, current negotiating committee and Executive Board members are invited to participate. Meetings start at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Upcoming Meetings scheduled:

June 23

September 21

November 30

Please register with Pina Farisco at [email protected] or with Maureen O'Halloran at [email protected] 


Amid staffing shortages, Hamilton educators are reporting ‘horrendous’ classroom violence

COPE 527 vice-president Linda Kowalski said there has been an “exodus of workers.” “We’ve had more retirements and resignations than ever since September,” she said.
More than 30 members have retired or resigned since the beginning of the school year. Typically, COPE would see a “handful” of resignations and between 20 and 30 retirements in a year, Lucek said. Those who are still in classrooms are “tired and frustrated,” she said. “Our members are burning out now in December,” Lucek said.