Who We Are


CUPE 3261 represents service workers all over the University of Toronto’s three campuses, and across hundreds of buildings.

We represent Building Patrol, Bus Drivers, Utility Drivers and Campus Moving, Campus Mail Workers, Caretakers, Chefs, Sous Chefs, Cooks, and Cafeteria Workers, Elevator Mechanics, Grounds Workers and Landscapers, Laboratory Animal Technicians and Veterinary Technologists, Maintenance Workers and Technicians, Parking Control Officers, Recycling Workers, Sport Facility Operators and Attendants, Stores Technicians, and more!

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 of the workers that help make the university community strong by standing up for good, stable jobs because at the University of Toronto our working conditions are students’ learning conditions.

Health and Safety Committee

Nancy Tomas
Health and Safety Officer

Danny Tavares
UTM Representative

UTSC Representative

The Health and Safety Committee meets to discuss issues arising from Joint Health and Safety Meetings and all concerns brought forward by bargaining unit members. Do not hesitate to contact the representative in your area, or the Health and Safety Officer directly if you have any health and safety concerns in your workplace.

It is also worth noting that the Ontario Ministry of Labour has toll-free number — 1-877-202-0008 — which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Anyone, anywhere in Ontario can call this number to report a workplace health and safety incident, unsafe work practice, critical injury, fatality or work refusal. The public can also call that number if they suspect unsafe work practices or for general inquiries.



Allan James

Edwin Viteri
Vice President

Luke Daccord
Recording Secretary

Tuan Vong

Wilson Franco 
Chief Steward

Nancy Tomas
Health and Safety Officer

Anthony Pereira
Full Time & Part Time Unit Representative

Stanley Treivus
Casual Unit Representative

Janny Tram
Faculty Club Unit Representative

Chris Stanford
U of T Press Unit Representative

Atalla Savory
89 Chestnut Unit Representative


Our trustees are Danny Taveres, and Reddy Rose.

Trustees act as internal auditors, and meet about twice a year to review the local’s finances. The primary duty of Trustees is to uncover any fraud or misuse of union funds. 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. 

Communications Committee

Edwin Viteri, Stanley Treivus, Janny Tram, Nancy Tomas, and Luke Daccord form the Communications Committee. This committee meets on a regular basis and produces all communications (newsletters, bargaining bulletins, emails, website updates, and more) for the Union. If you have any input about what the Communications Committee can improve on, or suggestions for future newsletter content, please feel free to contact Edwin at vicepresident@cupe3261.ca

Join us!

Are you interested in helping build union communications? We are always looking for people who can help with social media, website building, graphic design, and content writers! Contact us if you want to learn more.


The local periodically hosts training sessions to certify members to become shop stewards. If you are interested in becoming a shop steward for your workplace or campus, we encourage you to contact the union president to learn more. Full-time, part-time, contract, and casual members can all serve as union stewards. 

Chief Steward 

Wilson Franco

FTPT and Casual Unit Stewards

Wilson Franco

Renos Manolis

Luke Daccord
Steven Villada

Building Patrol
Kevin McDermott

Facilities & Service Caretaking
Edwin Viteri

Food Services
Stefanie Kennedy

Nancy Tomas

New College
Mariana Cassar

Recycling/Campus Moving
Danny Rezendes

University College
Pearla Cox
Anthony Pereira

89 Chestnut

Raymond Chung
Malcolm Exdol

Faculty Club

Tuan Vuong

U of T Press

Koffler Centre
Romualdo DeRamos

North York Warehouse
Chris Stanford