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.

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  • COPE Local 343 Does Labour Day 2019

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye – Labour Day 2019 Is Almost Here!!! With Labour Day arriving on Monday, September 2, events are shaping up in communities all across the country. Local 343 members will be congregating on Monday, September 2 to celebrate and demonstrate our collective power and solidarity.  Members who participate in Labour Day 2019 will receive a limited edition COPE Local 343 t-shirt! All you need to do is reach out to your Labour Day Lead, let them know you’re interested in participating as well as what size t-shirt you require for yourself as well as anyone joining you! This year, we have Leads active in the following places:-Brampton and Surrounding Area-Durham-Hamilton and Surrounding Area-Niagara and Surrounding Area-Ottawa and Surrounding Area-Toronto and York Region-Vancouver and Surrounding Area An email has been sent out to all Unit Chairs, Stewards and members who we have email addresses for. If you never received this email, please email the Local’s office at and we’ll forward it along. Participating in Labour Day and your community event is not listed here? Please contact the Local 343 office at Let us know so that we can add it to the post on the Local’s website and get your t-shirt to you. Looking for what’s going on in your community, check out your local Labour Council’s website. A complete listing of Labour Council’s can be found here: Please send your photos from your Labour Day events by email to or text them by phone to us at (647) 327-3431. If you post them to social media yourself, please use the hashtag #343Solidarity! So […]

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  • COPE Local 343 Member Survey Report Now Available!

    In 2018, COPE Local 343 embarked on its first ever comprehensive Membership Survey. The goal of the Survey was to help gain a more comprehensive overview of the membership and the challenges they face in their workplaces, and what they’re looking for from their Union. At the 2019 Local 343 Convention, the Report was released to the membership for the first time. Any member wishing to obtain a copy of the Report may contact the Office and request that one be mailed to them. You can email or check out the Contact Us page for other ways to contact the Local's office. Thanks to everyone who took the time to fill out the Survey. The feedback is invaluable and very helpful!

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