Welcome to
COPE Local 397
Representing over
1,700 Members in
Manitoba, and Alberta.
Together We Are Stronger!
Organizing for Change
and Social Justice
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Welcome to COPE Local 397 

The Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE), Local 397 is a progressive and professional Union with Members who work at Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), Saskatchewan NDP Provincial and Caucus Offices, Saskatchewan NDP Constituency Assistants, the RM of Alexander, the U of R Faculty Association, and our Calgary Unit. We have over 1,700 members in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta.

Latest Events
COPE School October 8, 9, 10, 2019
12 August 2019, 20:07
Who Should Attend? This School will offer Basic Training and will be of special interests to: &...
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Wicihitown Conference
18 July 2019, 20:05
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Convention 2019
27 June 2019, 20:38
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Bargaining Updates

We’ve met with the Employer several times since our last update. Yes, we have had some positive results. The priority proposals were being dealt with and we were very close to completing the priority package. We hoped to complete that portion of negotiations by the end of June. However, the Employer has to report to the Government’s Personal Policy Secretariat (PPS) to give updates and answer questions. The PPS is concerned with the progress and some of the agreed to proposals. We were then informed that the employer was instructed to cancel future dates until the PPS had answers to their questions.

Latest News

MoveUP calls on Canadian Blood Services to end discriminatory blood ban
03 July 2019, 18:27
MoveUP, the union representing over 12,000 members at public and private sector companies in West...
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Crown union negotiations bogging down as offers meet with hard no
31 May 2019, 14:09
When Unifor launched its bargaining push in Regina this year, its national president said his uni...
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COPE-SEPB National Convention - June 2019
31 May 2019, 13:55
This year marks our 15th anniversary as an independent Canadian union. Join us for the sixth trie...
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