CUPE 3261 represents hundreds of service workers all over the University of Toronto’s three campuses, serving more than 100 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. The University of Toronto works because we do.
Health and Safety Officer
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.
Outgoing President (in advisory capacity until Feb 26, 2023)
Health and Safety Officer
Full Time & Part Time Unit Representative
Casual Unit Representative
Faculty Club Unit Representative
U of T Press Unit Representative
89 Chestnut Unit Representative
To contact the union or a member of the executive, see our contact page here
Our trustees are Danny Taveres, and Reddy Rose.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
Full-Time & Part-Time and Casual Unit Stewards
Gabriel Garber (Casual)
Facilities & Service Caretaking
UTSC Food and Beverage
Jacob Temple (Casual)
U of T Press
North York Warehouse