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 […]
News COPE SEPB Second Mid-Term Conference 10 years later, solidarity works On February 6th, 2015 COPE SEPB will be welcoming delegates and guests to its Second Mid-Term Conference under the theme 10 Years Later Solidarity Works. The two-day Mid-Term Conference will be held at the Montreal Delta Hotel where some 200 members from Regions 1 […]
Todays Supreme Court of Canada decision on the Mounted Police Association of Ontario recognizes the right of all workers in Canada to choose independent associations to engage in meaningful collective bargaining. This right is constitutionally protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Court has confirmed what workers have known instinctively all along, said […]
The Senate has passed a bill that will make it much more difficult for workers in federally regulated workplaces to join unions, and easier for a minority of workers to disband them. Bill C-525, the so-called Employees Voting Rights Act, was introduced by backbench Conservative MP Blaine Calkins as a private members bill, circumventing the […]
Monday, December 8, 2014 We deeply regret to announce the death of Sister Opal Skilling, a long-time activist who made an incredible impact on our unions history. In 1962, Opal Skilling started out with OPEIU Local 15, later to become COPE 15 before merging with COPE 378 in 2010. Local 15 was created by fifteen […]
It has been twenty five years since 14 women were murdered at Montreals École Polytechnique. And yet, women and girls in Canada still face violence in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities every single day. Sexist images and attitudes are rampant in our media and online. Women who speak out are targeted and harassed. We […]