Union Newsletter: Volume 1 Issue 11

February 9th, 2018|

February 3rd General Membership Meeting

Happy New Year! All members — Full-time, Part-time, Casual, UT Press and Faculty Club, across all three campuses — are invited and encouraged to attend our first general membership meeting of the year on February 3rd from 10AM-12PM. It will take place at the Sandford Fleming Building (10 King’s College Road, Toronto) in Room 1101, and refreshments will be provided.

The agenda for the meeting will be as follows: […]

January 22nd, 2018|

Asbestos at UofT: A panel discussion

Asbestos was discovered at our workplaces one year ago. Come out to this panel discussion to learn more about how the situation has been handled in the past year, and discuss how we can create safer working conditions for all workers and students. 

Happening January 31st 12:00pm-2:00pm at UC room 152

January 18th, 2018|

Our 2017 Christmas Parties!

It’s almost that time of year! CUPE 3261 will be throwing five Christmas parties between November 25th and December 16th: One for UofT Press and one for each of UofT’s three campuses. Each member is entitled to bring one guest, and the Local will cover the cost for food and two drinks per person.

Feel free to attend whichever party is most convenient for you (but only one!), and be sure to RSVP to let us know if you are coming and if you are bringing a guest. We hope to see you there!

– Saturday, November 25th @ 8PM
– KUU Shushi (1020 Centre St., Thornhill)
– RSVP to Fernando Ogorek ( or to Allan James ( / 416-946-7620)

– Saturday December 2nd @ 7PM
– The Arkadia House Restaurant (2007 Eglinton Ave. East, Scarborough)
– RSVP to Allan James ( / 416-946-7620)

– Saturday, December 9th @ 7:30PM
– Wok of Fame (7700 Hurontario St., Brampton)
– RSVP to Allan James ( / 416-946-7620)

– Saturday, December 16th @ 7PM
– Chestnut Resident & Conference Center (89 Chestnut Street, Toronto)
– RSVP to Allan James ( / 416-946-7620)

– Friday, December 22nd, 2017 @ 6PM reception, 7PM dinner
– Dragon Pearl Buffet (865 York Mills Rd, Unit 2, North York)
– RSVP to Allan James ( / 416-946-7620) or Tuan Vuong (


October 26th, 2017|

CUPE Ontario Fall School!

Dear members,

CUPE Ontario will be offering a “Fall School” between October 31st and November 5th in Toronto (click here for details!). If you are interested in courses on topics such as stewarding, health and safety, political activism, and more, please contact the CUPE 3261 office. The union will pay the cost for the course and – if approved by your employer – pay for your time off of work as well!

October 3rd, 2017|

Upcoming General Membership Meeting

Our next general membership meeting will take place on Saturday, October 21, from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Sydney Smith Hall, room 1072 (100 St George St). Please come join us!

October 2nd, 2017|

FT/PT and Casual Agreements Ratified!

Hello members!

We are pleased to announce that after three days of voting on all three campuses, both Tentative Agreements, Casual and Full-time/Part-time have been ratified!

The Full-time/Part-time members voted 83% in favour of the agreement, and the Casuals voted 57% in favour.

We thank you so much for your active participation and support throughout this process. We could not have done this without you!

As for the issues we were not able to tackle in this round of bargaining – like ending contracting out on the St. George campus – we have no plans on giving up. We will keep up the fight, and we thank you for your continued support.

In Solidarity,

Your Full-time/Part-time and Casual bargaining team members

September 21st, 2017|

St. George’s Ratification & Info Session

We apologize for the delay in confirming these locations!
There will be three session at St. George on Thursday, September 21st:

11:30AM – 1:30 PM
Bahen Center: Room 1170

3:30PM – 5PM
Ramsay Wright Laboratories: Room 117 

9:30 – 11:PM
Bahen Centre: Room 1170

September 20th, 2017|

See the Full Tentative Agreements

For reasons of confidentiality, to see the full page documents of the tentative agreements reached on Friday September 15th, please check your U of T email (or other email provided to the Union) for links to the PDFs. We have distributed print copies to as many workplaces as possible, and print copies will also be available at the ratification meetings.

September 15th, 2017|

Sept 15 Bargaining Bulletin – Tentative Agreement Highlights

The CUPE 3261 Full-time/Part-time and Casual bargaining committee have concluded negotiations and come to a tentative agreement. 

Click Read More to see some of the highlights  and view the bulletin: […]

September 15th, 2017|