Labour Relations Specialist - Job Posting


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 and is seeking to hire a Labour Relations Specialist. The Labour Relations Specialist works with 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.


The selected candidate must be able to perform the following duties and other related duties:

1.  Membership Service: The Labour Relations Specialist is a resource person and advisor for members with work-related problems. In this regard, the Labour Relations Specialist shall a) provide assistance and accurate advice with grievances and discipline; b) advise members as to their rights and obligations under relevant legislation and regulations, their Collective Agreement, COPE Ontario constitution and the Local’s By-laws.

National Truth and Reconciliation Day

Statement from COPE Ontario on National Truth and Reconciliation Day


On National Truth and Reconciliation Day, COPE Ontario is in solidarity with Indigenous communities across Canada to honor and acknowledge the painful history of colonization and cultural genocide that was forced upon Indigenous communities across Canada.


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.

One of a kind Language!

One of a kind Language!

For many of us, when we think of taking bereavement leave for a loved one, we think of parents, grand-parents, siblings or immediate relatives. But what about some of the other cherished loved ones in our lives? For folks who require a service animal, that animal can be an extension of who they consider their family, a beloved part of their everyday life.

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