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Members of Local 1922 ratify offer – return to work today

06 November, 2019 For immediate release Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local 1922 who are staff of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE Ontario) voted almost 80% in favour of the employer’s offer last night. The 14 members had been on strike against their employer, COPE Ontario since 19 September, 2019. They return to work today. “At the end of the day, when members vote, members win.… Read More »Members of Local 1922 ratify offer – return to work today

OPSEU Stands in Solidarity With COPE Ontario Workers on Strike

Thank you to the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) for their solidarity and support of the IAM Local Lodge 1922 members on strike at COPE Ontario. Read the Letter From OPSEU October 23, 2019 OPSEU stands in solidarity with all workers who are in a strike situation in their fight for a fair collective agreement. OPSEU will not host any meeting with scab labour, doing struck work. Further, we… Read More »OPSEU Stands in Solidarity With COPE Ontario Workers on Strike

CUPE Local 416 Calls For Fair Bargaining With IAM Members on Strike at COPE Ontario

On October 16, 2019, Eddie Mariconda, President of the Toronto Civic Employees’ Union – CUPE Local 416, sent a letter to COPE National President David Black, calling on the national board to direct COPE Ontario to return to the bargaining table with striking IAM members and settle a fair contract. “I strongly urge the COPE National board members to direct your provincial counterparts to get back to the bargaining table… Read More »CUPE Local 416 Calls For Fair Bargaining With IAM Members on Strike at COPE Ontario

Take Action to Support IAM Members at COPE Ontario on Strike

It’s been one week since IAM District 78 and Local 1922 members at COPE Ontario walked off the job. It’s only been a few days, but already these members have built incredible support within the Labour movement. OPSEU, Unifor, and Steelworkers, to name a few unions, have joined our pickets and written letters in solidarity. These IAM members “are in it for the duration and are determined to be treated… Read More »Take Action to Support IAM Members at COPE Ontario on Strike

COPE Ontario IAM Members on Strike

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, IAM District 78 and Local 1922 members at COPE Ontario walked off the job. After spending close to one year trying to get a collective agreement, it was disheartening to hear that once the members were in a legal strike position the employer told them to leave their cell phones and computers at the office. The 20 IAM members of COPE Ontario work throughout the… Read More »COPE Ontario IAM Members on Strike

Members of IAM Local 1922 Vote to Strike

For immediate release19 September, 2019 Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local 1922 made their decision early this morning and voted to go on strike against their employer, the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE), after negotiations stalled. COPE Ontario represents approximately 6,000 members that work in the healthcare and educational sectors as well as representing multiple other workplaces in the financial sector and union employers across Ontario and… Read More »Members of IAM Local 1922 Vote to Strike