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 (fogorek@utpress.utoronto.ca) or to Allan James (service.workers@utoronto.ca / 416-946-7620)

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

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

– Saturday, December 16th @ 7PM
– Chestnut Resident & Conference Center (89 Chestnut Street, Toronto)
– RSVP to Allan James (service.workers@utoronto.ca / 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 (service.workers@utoronto.ca / 416-946-7620) or Tuan Vuong (tuanvuong@hotmail.com)

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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!

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

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.