FTPT Unit Strike Vote

E-voting is taking place Friday Sept 30 until the end of the day on Tuesday Oct 4. You should have already received an electronic ballot in your email. If you do not currently get CUPE 3261 emails, please sign up on the website.


For those unable to vote electronically, strike vote booths will open on Thursday October 6.

St. George – Koffler Centre and Sidney Smith

  •  9:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

UTSC – Bladen Wing main floor

  • 8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

UTM – outside Student Centre

  • 6:30 am – 10:30 am
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

End Contracting Out and Support Good Jobs at U of T

Good jobs at U of T are disappearing. Over the last 10 years, more than 150 jobs have been contracted out to for-profit companies. Instead of providing decent compensation, these contracted-out jobs give low wages with few benefits. Workers deserve better than this. 

We call on U of T to:

  • Stop the contracting out of good jobs across the University

  • Directly hire U of T employees to ensure functional, clean, and safe campuses and buildings, including cafeterias, classrooms, labs and libraries

  • Increase good jobs at U of T to meet growing needs

Visit our website GoodJobsUofT.com to learn more and sign the petition. 

Special General Membership Meeting


How to join the meeting from a computer or smartphone:
With Zoom installed on your computer or smartphone you can click this link to join the meeting on Saturday:

Alternatively, you can also join from Zoom using the Meeting ID and Passcode:

  • Meeting ID: 884 2781 5531
  • Passcode: 027195

How to join the meeting from a landline or phone without using Zoom:

  1. Dial 647 374 4685
  2. Enter the following information when prompted:
  • Meeting ID: 884 2781 5531
  • User ID: (skip this by pressing #)
  • Passcode: 027195

June 18th GMM: Returning to In-Person!

We are excited to announce that on Saturday, June 18th we will be holding our General Membership Meeting in-person for the first time in over two years! While virtual meetings certainly had some advantages, we know that many members have been eager to return to face-to-face meetings where having discussions and connecting with co-workers can happen much more easily (and over coffee & donuts!).

The agenda for this GMM includes nominations for the positions of both President and Recording Secretary. Also included are reports on finances, bargaining, contracting out, and more. Read on below for the full agenda.

General Membership Meeting
When: June 18th, 2022 from 10AM-12PM
Where: William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St, Toronto, ON M5S 2H3 link

The William Doo Auditorium is part of New College and located directly adjacent to the Faculty Club. Street parking is available in the surrounding area, and it is also located steps away from the Spadina streetcar line.

The agenda for this GMM is as follows:

  • Nominations for President and Recording Secretary*
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • President’s Report
  • Bargaining Committee Report (FTPT Unit)
  • H&S Report
  • Report on the Campaign to End Contracting Out
  • Grievance Report
  • Question Period

* If you are considering seeking a nomination, we recommend reviewing Section 8 of the CUPE 3261 Bylaws “Nomination, Election, and Installation of Officers” for information on the nomination procedure and eligibility. If you have any questions we encourage you to get in touch via the information at the bottom of this email.

Join us for the May Day Rally

Are you free this upcoming Sunday (May 1st)? If so, then come join thousands of workers, union members and activists in Downtown Toronto for the 2022 May Day Rally!

What is May Day?

May 1, or May Day, is the traditional workers’ holiday, a day that working people celebrate the gains they have won over the years and commit to fighting for a better future for everyone. 

It’s time for a $20 minimum wage, decent work, affordable housing, paid sick days, well-funded public services, livable income support for all, climate justice, status for all, and an end to racism and oppression. Join us!

Come meet your executive and other union leaders and activists from across Toronto!

When and Where?

The event is Sunday, May 1st and will take place from 11 AM to 4 PM. 

  • We are first meeting up with other unions and organizations at Grange Park (Beverley & McCaul) at around 11:00 AM.
  • We will then be walking to Nathan Philips Square for a rally at 12 PM.
  • We will then march over to Queen’s Park (South Lawn)  for the main rally, which is taking place from 2 PM to 4 PM. 

Feel free to join anytime!