ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN UPDATE!
COPE local 468 is in the process of organizing the non-union office and clerical workers at both Victoria Hospital and University Hospital. The vote is expected to be held in early October once the remainder of cards have been signed. Non-union office and clerical are most impacted by the reclassifying, downgrading, and red circling of jobs.Please encourage non-union employees to check out the COPE Advantage website as well as follow us on Facebook (COPE 468).
ONA Campaign on Violence Prevention in the Workplace
Check out ONA Local 100 (LHSC) video link HERE. Local 100 is advocating against budget cuts against front line staff, bed closures, and violence in the workplace.
Ontario Federation of Labour
CLICK HERE for the Ontario Federation of Labours' latest updates on issues such as racism, injured workers, Ontario budgets, and the gender wage gap.
For OFL Action Plan click here.
NDP Hydro Plan: Pay Less. Own More
Instead of shareholders taking more, we can bring Hydro One back into public ownership so everyday people pay less. To see more about the full campaign with Andrea Horwath, Click Here
Our primary goal is to protect and improve our public health care system. We work to honour and strengthen the principles of the Canada Health Act. Click here to read more.
Is This the Ontario We Want?
Keep Hydro Public
Premier Kathleen Wynne and Liberal MPPs across our province have moved to sell shares of Hydro One, a public asset that belongs to us all. Bought and paid for with our taxes, Hydro One generates hundreds of millions every year for schools, hospitals and other vital public institutions and services in our communities.
ANTI-HYDRO PRIVATIZATION CAMPAIGN
Ontario’s New Democrats have launched a new website – youpaytheprice.ca – as part of our aggressive, multi-platform, anti-hydro privatization campaign.
See auditor general's report here.
Young Workers' Committee: Take Action! Get Involved! Be Heard! (see under Committees)
COPE Ontario’s Young Workers’ Alliance is bring together the strength of young workers. We are looking for individuals who are 30 years old and under, who want to face the issues affecting us.
TAKING ACTION ON POVERTY
CLICK HERE for link to Huffington Post article on poverty.
What should you do if you miss work due to illness or injury?
NEWS AND UPDATES
FYI RECLASSIFICATION/RED CIRCLING
LHSC has begun the process of reclassifying office and clerical positions and posting new and vacant jobs under new classifications. COPE does not support these changes and filed grievances against such actions through article 23. Please contact a union steward for more information.
HOOPP is fighting to keep out Defined Benefits Pension Plans intact! Click here to see more on their website.
Some units at LHSC have recently experienced management trying to block clerical staff from booking vacation over the Christmas season. These 'Black Out' times do not apply to COPE members! If this is happening to you, please contact a COPE 468 Steward.
Waste in Ontario's Health Care Sickening
Click here to read the article in its entirety.
Ice Cream Day June 23rd 2017
This year's annual ice cream day will be on Friday June 23rd at Victoria Hospital E Zone location and TVCC & KCC Sites.
Picture of last years ice cream day can be found on the link below
Click here for pics.
Demand Healthcare You Can Count On
It’s time for us to build a healthcare system that puts you first - we need healthcare you can count on.
Click here to sign petition.
Should 39% of voters decide who gets 100% of the power?
In the last two elections, our outdated voting system allowed a party to win 100% of the power with just 39% of the vote. As a result, millions of votes effectively didn’t count and too many Canadian voices aren’t heard in Ottawa.
The solution is simple – if a party gets 39% of the vote, they should get 39% of the seats in our Parliament.
Click here to sign petition.
Devastating Hospital Cuts
Click on the file below to learn about devastating hospital cuts and flawed processes for the ninth straight year in a row.
Whistleblower Report Exposes WSIB Interference in Medical Care: Doctors Allege Injured Workers are Re-Victimized by the Compensation System
Prescription Over-ruled: Report on how Ontario's Work Place and Safety Board systematically ignores the advice of medical professionals. Doctors Allege Injured Workers are Re-Victimized by the Compensation System. To read the full article online go here.
Hundreds of Millions in Home Care Funding Going to Profit, Duplicate Administration, and ‘Impossibly Complex and Bureaucratic’ Home Care System: Auditor’s CCAC Home Care Report
Health Coalition calls for streamlined public home care system & raises questions about lack of transparency in contracted home care companies. To read the full article online go here.
AGM April, 6 2017
COPE Ontario June 2-4, 2017
CLC May 7-12, 2017
Annual Labour Day Picnic
Young Workers Volleyball Tournament
Check out the Young Worker's Blog for more pictures
Executive VP, Local 468. Keeping members informed on political issues.
I am the VP of Health & Wellness for COPE 468.
I am the VP of Labour, LHSC for COPE 468. I am a 25 year employee in Palliative Care and have been active in the union in .a number of roles for many years
Member T- shirts
Show your Union Pride! COPE 468 members will be gifted one complimentary T-shirt with our Union Logo and message on the shoulder "Together Fairness Works".