COPE SEPB meets with NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and other NPD Representatives Thomas Mulcair took some time out of his busy schedule to meet with our National Executive over breakfast on June 4th in St.Johns, NF. We all have our work cut out for us in 2015 as we head towards a crucial federal election […]
COPE SEPB Mourns the Loss of Bob Derby Our National Union is deeply saddened by the passing of Bob Derby, COPE Local 378 long-time activist who retired in 2011 from his position of COPE 378 Vice President from Combined Units. Bob was well known in national circles for his contributions as whip of COPE caucuses, […]
2015-06-09 13:17 News Truth and Reconciliation Commission finds government responsible for ‘Cultural Genocide’ Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee has released its report on the residential school system that Aboriginal children – including Metis and Inuit children – were forced to attend. The program started in the 1870’s and continued until the […]
The Canadian Labour Congress supports the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT)
News The Canadian Labour Congress supports the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT) This year is the 25th anniversary of the United Nations World Health Organizations decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders and illnesses. This day is a celebration worldwide of sexual and gender diversity. For lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]
Introduction The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is the national voice of 3.3 million workers in Canada. The CLC brings together Canadas national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils whose members work in virtually all sectors of the Canadian economy, in all occupations, and in […]
This fall we believe we can win a new government, but we need your help. Join us for a time for a change event in your community to see how you can get involved. These short and fun events will be a great opportunity to meet fellow labour activists in your community and pick up […]
Our deepest condolences to the Local and to the family and friends of Andrea Matyuska on her untimely death. Sister Andrea Matyuska held the position of Treasurer of the Local. She was killed in a snow boarding accident. See news clipping for more information.
Racism in Canada? Yes, it’s still rampant. And we need a government that will commit to working to end it.
News Racism in Canada? Yes, its still rampant. And we need a government that will commit to working to end it. On February 24, Quebec court Judge Eliana Marengo told a young Muslim woman named Rania El Alloul that she would not hear her case unless she removed her head scarf. Well be thinking of […]
News MID-TERM CONFERENCE More than two hundred delegates from Locals across Canada gathered in Montreal on February 6th and 7th, 2015 to attend the Second COPE SEPB Mid-Term Conference with the theme Ten Years Later; Solidarity Works. Each delegate received the COPE SEPB 10th Anniversary book entitled COPE SEPB Born in the USA The […]
On February 14th, communities across Canada will hold Womens Memorial Marches to remember Canadas missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The Canadian Labour Congress has already called for a National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and reiterates its demand for justice. The very first march happened in 1991 out of a sense […]