Holidays 2018-2019

To all members: 

Please be advised of the dates of observance for holidays and presidential days for the 2018/2019 school year. 

July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Canada Day Monday, July 2, 2018 – Statutory Holiday
Civic Holiday Monday, August 6, 2018 – Statutory Holiday
Labour Day Monday, September 3, 2018 – Statutory Holiday
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 8, 2018 – Statutory Holiday

December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019 inclusive:

Monday, December 24, 2018 – Day before Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 – Christmas Day, Statutory Holiday
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 – Boxing Day, Statutory Holiday
Thursday, December 27, 2018 – Day of Closure
Friday, December 28, 2018 – Day of Closure
Monday, December 31, 2018 – Day before New Year’s Day
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – New Year’s Day, Statutory Holiday
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 – Day of Closure
Thursday, January 3, 2019 – Presidential Holiday
Friday, January 4, 2019 – Presidential Holiday

Family Day Monday, February 18, 2019 – Statutory Holiday
Good Friday Friday, April 19, 2019 – Statutory Holiday
Victoria Day Monday, May 20, 2019 – Statutory Holiday


*Employees required to work will be compensated in accordance with the terms of the Collective

June General Membership Meeting

Our next General Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 23rd from 10AM-12PM on the St. George Campus. Location is the Sanford Fleming Building (10 Kings College Road), room 1101. 

During this meeting, we will be holding nominations for the position of President and Recording Secretary, as well as proposing new amendments to our bylaws, and providing an update on new developments and outstanding issues within our Local.

Click here to see the proposed amendments to our bylaws which will be discussed and voted on at this meeting.

We hope to see you there! Please bring any questions or concerns you have to the meeting, and don’t forget that you can always contact the Union directly from the Contact page


February 3rd General Membership Meeting

Happy New Year! All members — Full-time, Part-time, Casual, UT Press and Faculty Club, across all three campuses — are invited and encouraged to attend our first general membership meeting of the year on February 3rd from 10AM-12PM. It will take place at the Sandford Fleming Building (10 King’s College Road, Toronto) in Room 1101, and refreshments will be provided.

The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:

Read moreFebruary 3rd General Membership Meeting

Asbestos at UofT: A panel discussion

Asbestos was discovered at our workplaces one year ago. Come out to this panel discussion to learn more about how the situation has been handled in the past year, and discuss how we can create safer working conditions for all workers and students. 

Happening January 31st 12:00pm-2:00pm at UC room 152

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 ( or to Allan James ( / 416-946-7620)

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

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

– Saturday, December 16th @ 7PM
– Chestnut Resident & Conference Center (89 Chestnut Street, Toronto)
– RSVP to Allan James ( / 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 ( / 416-946-7620) or Tuan Vuong (

Read moreOur 2017 Christmas Parties!

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