How To Use Zoom

How to connect to Zoom: 

With COVID-19, many of our meetings have been moved online and use the virtual platform Zoom. Joining a meeting with Zoom is very simple – just press the link that is sent to you via email. 

While you do not need to download Zoom for your computer, we encourage you to do so for a smoother experience. Download it here: Download Center – Zoom

You will usually receive a email that looks something like this: 

Simply click the link to connect. 

For more information, see the video below:


For more information about connecting, visit Joining a meeting – Zoom Help Center

Health & Safety

Occupational Health and Safety Act

The act sets out the rights and duties of all parties in the workplace, as well as the procedures for dealing with workplace hazards and for enforcement as needed.

Guide to Performing a Work Refusal

The right to refuse unsafe work is one of the three basic health and safety rights achieved by the labour movement, along with the right to know about the hazards in your workplace, and the right to participate in workplace health and safety decisions.  All workers have the legal right to a healthy and safe workplace that allows them to protect their own safety by refusing to perform work that they believe has the potential to harm themselves or others at the worksite.

Collective Agreements

All current collective agreements with CUPE 3261 are available below in PDF.

If you have any questions about your collective agreement rights, please talk to your shop steward, or visit the contact page to get in touch with the Union executive. Extra physical copies of the collective agreement are typically available at the Union office for your personal use, or to keep in your workplace.

Employment Standards Act (ESA)

The Employment Standards Act (ESA) provides the minimum standards for most employees working in Ontario. It sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in most Ontario workplaces. 

If you would like to learn more about the Employment Standards Act (ESA), visit the website here. 


Below find CUPE 3261’s Bylaws in PDF. These Bylaws serve to protect the rights of all members — Full time/Part time, Casual, UofT Press and Faculty Club — and provide the framework for responsible governance of the Union.

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Click here to be redirected to the University’s HR Service Centre, where you can sign in to find information on health and dental benefits as well as disability, life insurance, pension, child care, and more.

We also encourage all members to register online with the University’s benefits provider Green Shield, at This allows you to quickly and easily do things like submit claims online, check coverage, and see your claim history.

Job postings

Find postings with CUPE 3261 at the link below:

FTPT Unit Seniority List

In an effort to balance both the accessibility of our seniority list and the privacy of our members information, the Full-time Part-time Unit seniority list will no longer be posted publicly on the union website. Instead, a link to the latest list will be emailed to all FTPT members once every year in September. Should you find an error with your listed seniority date, please reach out by email to the Recording Secretary at

UofT Civil Conduct Guidelines

Click here for access the The University of Toronto’s “Human Resources Guideline on Civil Conduct.” 

The guideline sets out the expectations of the University regarding the standard of civil conduct that it trusts that all employees will maintain in their dealings with each other, and also describes what constitutes civil and uncivil conduct and sets out a general framework for staff members who are concerned that they have experienced such conduct.