COPE Local 343

Devoted and dedicated to promoting and championing the struggles of professional, technical, office and clerical employees in Canada

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We are a Local of approximately 1,600 members based out of downtown Toronto with members across Canada. We are a dynamic and proud union with a history of exceptional representation and a diverse membership.

Latest News:

  • Updated Local 343 Policies and Procedures Guide Now Available!

    As per Resolutions passed at the recent June 2018 Local 343 Biennial General Meeting, the Local 343 Policies and Procedures Guide has now been updated! To access the updated Guide, surf on over to the Resources page or download it using the link below: LOCAL 343 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES GUIDE (JULY 2018) (.pdf)

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  • Local 343 Fall School – October 27-28 (Oshawa) – Deadline to Apply: September 24, 2018

    Local 343’s Fall School will be taking place the weekend of October 27 – 28, 2018 at the IBEW Hall in Oshawa. Our delegates will be staying at the Travelodge in Oshawa for accommodations. The deadline for registration is Monday, September 24, 2018, and we only have 60 spaces available, so if you are interested please sign up right away. The members will be registered in the order they are received, and once the 60 spaces are full, registration will be closed. COPE Local 343 Fall School 2018 Information and Registration Package (.pdf)

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  • COPE Local 343 Opposes the Ford Government’s Efforts to Undermine Youth Health Education

    This summer, the Ontario government announced that it would be reverting to the old 1998 sex education curriculum – https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-sex-ed-plans-1.4742523. Given how many developments were made in the updated curriculum, doing so is only a disservice to the youth of the province.    At Local 343, we’re very proud to be a diverse and inclusive union. We’re also a Local that promotes consent at its events. Reverting to the old curriculum wipes out many of the inclusive advancements that were made – including wiping out ALL discussions of consent. Using an outdated curriculum puts today’s youth at risk. Full stop.   Families are stepping up to fight the Ford government’s curriculum reversion – https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/08/08/families-to-launch-human-rights-case-over-outdated-sex-ed-curriculum.html. In solidarity, Local 343 has donated $250 towards their fight and encourages our comrades across Labour to make donations as well. If you’re interested in donating, you can do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/h63gct   Another way you could show your support for keeping the updated curriculum is to sign the petition: https://you.leadnow.ca/petitions/doug-ford-keep-ontario-s-sex-ed-curriculum This is surely only the beginning of the attacks on equity that the Ford government will be unleashing. We must remain active in fighting back oppression wherever it arises – both at the government and at the cultural level. Take a second to voice your support for the updated curriculum and opposition to reverting back to the 1998 one, today. 

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  • Updated Constitution and Bylaws Now Available!

    Following changes passed at the April 2015 COPE Local 343 Convention, the updated Constitution and Bylaws, and, Policies and Procedures are now released!

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