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 – Delegate Selection to Upcoming Events (Deadline: April 22 @ 5:00 PM)

    At the COPE Local 343 Convention that was held April 13 – 14 2019, we were unable to elect the delegates to three events that were on the agenda due to lack of quorum. This email is a call to all members of COPE Local 343 to put their names forward if interested in attending any of the following three events: COPE Ontario AGM – May 4 – 5 2019 in Sudbury, Ontario – 5 Delegates COPE / SEPB National Convention – June 7 – 9 2019 in Gatineau, Quebec – 5 Delegates ONDP Convention – June 14 – 16 2019 in Hamilton, Ontario – 2 Delegates Please note, if you would like to attend the ONDP Convention, your Membership must be current, and paid up to the NDP, and the Local cannot pay for the registration fees due to financial laws around Unions contributing to Political Parties. The Local will select delegates for each of the three events by lottery. When identifying your interest, please indicate which event(s) you are interested in attending in the body of your email. Without this information, your submission will be disqualified. At this time, our timelines are quite tight, so the window for submitting your name will be short. Please submit your name and the event(s) you wish to attend no later than 5:00 pm on April 22, 2019 to The delegates will be notified only if they are chosen by April 24, 2019.

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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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  • COPE Local 343 Scholarship Application Form Now Available! Deadline for Applying – June 15, 2019

    The COPE Local 343 Scholarship Application Form is now available! COPE Local 343 has an annual scholarship fund in the amount of $3000. This fund is to help off set the costs for members and their children who have been accepted at or are enrolled in post-secondary education, including but not limited to trade schools, colleges, universities and professional designations. For complete details on how to apply, please download the package below: COPE Local 343 Scholarship Application Form 2019 (.pdf) Completed applications are due by no later than June 15, 2019* (*POSTMARKED BY IF SENT BY MAIL OR COURIER)

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