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 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.
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
Our trustees are Stef Kennedy, 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.
Edwin Viteri, Stanley Treivus and Luke Daccord form the Communications Committee. This committee meets on a semi-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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Facilities & Service Caretaking
Carlos De Sousa
Regina Da Silva
Marcos F Solorzano
U of T Bookstore
U of T Press