About

Who We Are

CUPE 3261 represents over one thousand service workers across the University of Toronto’s three campuses.

We are Athletic Facility Assistants, Athletic Service Attendants, Banquet Captains, Porters and Servers, Building Patrol, Cafeteria Workers, Campus Mail, Campus Moving, Caretakers, Cashiers, Chef de Parties, Cooks, Elevator Mechanics, Faculty Club Workers, Food Service Workers and Drivers, Grounds Workers, Landscapers and Mechanics, Hospitality Workers, Laboratory Animal Technicians, Light Equipment Operators, Maintenance Workers and Technicians, Parking Control Officers and Attendants, Property Management Technicians, Recycling Workers, Room and Public Area Attendants, Service Workers, Sport Facility Operators, Sous Chefs, Stores Technicians and Assistants, Trades Drivers and Dispatchers, University of Toronto Press Warehouse and Retail Workers, and Veterinary Technologists!

We envision a university community that offers a world-class education in a world-class learning environment. Part of what makes a university community strong is top-quality services, delivered by professionals with stable and secure jobs. CUPE 3261 works on behalf of many workers who help make the university community strong by standing up for good, stable jobs.

The University of Toronto works because we do!

Executive

President
Luke Daccord
president@cupe3261.ca
416-946-7620

Vice President
Andrew Chilton
vicepresident@cupe3261.ca
647-723-0089

Recording Secretary
Chris Tavares
recordingsecretary@cupe3261.ca

Secretary-Treasurer
Jenny Luc
treasurer@cupe3261.ca
647-694-2389

Chief Steward
Wilson Franco
chiefsteward@cupe3261.ca
647-559-4344

Health and Safety Officer
Nancy Tomas
healthandsafety@cupe3261.ca
647-694-2389

Full-Time Part-Time Unit Representative
Anthony Pereira
ftpt@cupe3261.ca

Casual Unit Representative
Stanley Treivus
casuals@cupe3261.ca

Faculty Club Unit Representative
(Vacant)

U of T Press Unit Representative
Chris Stanford
press@cupe3261.ca

89 Chestnut Unit Representative
Raymond Chung
chestnut@cupe3261.ca

Trustees

Our trustees are

  • Danny Taveres (2021 – 2024)
  • Renos Manolis (2022 – 2025)
  • Arnold Park (2023 – 2026)

Trustees act as internal auditors, and meet at least once a year to review the local’s finances. The primary duty of Trustees is ensure that all union resources (money or assets) are used for legitimate union purposes as authorized by our membership and in accordance with our constitution and bylaws. The secondary function of Trustees is to review the way that the Secretary-Treasurer is doing their job and to suggest ways that the financial affairs of the local might be improved. 

Stewards

Chief Steward

Wilson Franco
chiefsteward@cupe3261.ca
(647) 559-4344

Full-Time & Part-Time and Casual Units

UTM
Wilson Franco

UTSC
Renos Manolis — r.manolis@hotmail.com
Chris Tavares

Athletics (St. George)
Steven Villada

Building Patrol
Kevin McDermott

MSB
Nancy Tomas

University College
Anthony Pereira

89 Chestnut

Stewarding
Soosai Rajendiram

Housekeeping
Jenny Luc

Faculty Club

(Vacant)

U of T Press Full-Time and Part-Time Units

Koffler Centre
Romualdo DeRamos

North York Warehouse
Chris Stanford (Full-Time)
Joseph Borland (Part-Time)

Committees

Union committees are groups of union members who come together to work on specific issues or areas of interest within our union. 

CUPE 3261 has several committees at the moment, including the Communications Committee, Social Committee, Contracting Out Committee, Health & Safety Committee, and Bylaw Committee. Members of the committee are generally appointed by the executive or recruited during membership meetings. If you believe you are a good fit for a committee and are interested in joining, please contact us at info@cupe3261.ca