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:

  • Statement from the Executive Board Regarding Anti-Black Racism

    Dear Sisters, Brothers, and Comrades, The death of George Floyd in America was the result of inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by the institutional culture of white supremacy. Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Tony McDade have all died at the hands of, or during interactions with police. Many of us who are hearing about these incidents are considering—for the first time—how anti-Black racist practices can kill. The history of police violence against Black communities is a never-ending tragedy. We must all speak up about the injustice. We cannot stay silent. Silence is the tool of the oppressor. This moment calls for us to seriously consider what policy changes are necessary to accomplish our goal of divesting from anti-Black institutions, and reinvesting in crucial social services. COPE Local 343 supports the demands for justice for Black people that have their rights violated by police and those in authority every day. Furthermore, Local 343 is disappointed that it requires rallies, protests, and campaigns to seek justice by demanding that Black Lives Matter. More work is required in the labour movement to ensure that our Black comrades not only feel safe and heard but are also treated equitably and fairly. Local 343’s Political Action Committee and the Executive Board are committed to supporting Black activism with demonstrations, finances and empowering our members to help in any way we can. As a Union, we will continue to organize workshops and support educational opportunities to educate our fellow members about […]

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  • COVID-19 Information

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    Please check here for up-to-date information and links in regard to COVID-19 and the effects on COPE 343 members.

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