Employee Groups

The University of Toronto has 29 employee groups.
Learn more about agreements, benefits, compensation, and policies that are applicable to your group.


Unionized Staff


Carpenters & Allied Workers, Local 27


Carpenters and Allied Workers, Local 27 (United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America) represents carpenters at U of T.


CUPE Local 1230 (Full-time & Part-time)


The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1230 Full-time and Part-time (CUPE, Local 1230 F/T and P/T) represents Library workers employed in the University’s Central Library System.


CUPE Local 1230 (Student Casual)


The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1230 Student Casual (CUPE, Local 1230 Student Casual) represents University of Toronto student casual Library workers employed in the Central Library System.


CUPE Local 2484



CUPE Local 3261 (Full-time & Part-time)


The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3261 Full-time and Part-time (CUPE, Local 3261 F/T and P/T) represents full-time and regular part-time Service Workers including Caretakers, Grounds Staff, Drivers, Laboratory Animal Technicians and Athletic Attendants.


CUPE Local 3261 (Casual)


The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3261 Casual (CUPE, Local 3261 Casual) represents casual workers located on all three campuses; many are University of Toronto students.


CUPE Local 3902 (Unit 1)


The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3902 Unit 1 (CUPE Local 3902) represents University of Toronto students, mainly graduate students, working as Teaching Assistants, Teaching Laboratory Assistants, markers, graders and instructors.


CUPE Local 3902 (Unit 3)


The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3902 Unit 3 (CUPE Local 3902) represents employees engaged in teaching, demonstrating, tutoring or marking / grading on contracts of less than one year.


CUPE Local 3902 (Unit 5)


The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5) represents those employed as Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Toronto.

Please note that there are Postdoctoral Fellows who are not covered by CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5. Members of this group have applied for their own funding and therefore are not employees, but independent academic trainees. Information for academic trainees can be found on the School of Graduate Studies website.

Both employees and academic trainees are covered by the Policies for Postdoctoral Fellows (PDF) and the Administrative Procedures for Engagement of Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF).


CUPE Local 3907


The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3907 (CUPE Local 3907) represents Graduate Assistants at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, all of whom are graduate students at OISE, are employed in research and / or field development-oriented projects contributing to their academic and professional development.


IATSE Local 58


The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada, Local 58 (IATSE Local 58) represents the stage employees at the University of Toronto Hart House Theatre.


IBEW Local 353


The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 353 (IBEW Local 353) represents Electricians, Apprentices, Control Technicians, Locksmiths and Machinists.


IUPAT Local 557


The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), District Council 46, Local 557 currently has no active staff.


OPSEU Local 519


The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Local 519 (OPSEU 519) represents the University of Toronto campus police.


OPSEU Local 578


The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Local 578 (OPSEU Local 578) represents Research Officers and Associates at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.


SMWIA Local 30


The Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, Local 30 (SMWIA Local 30)represents sheet metal workers at the University of Toronto.


UA Local 46


The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Local 46 (UA Local 46) represents plumbers, steamfitters and sprinklerfitters at U of T.


Unifor, Local 2003 (formerly CAW)


Unifor, Local 2003 (Formerly CAW) represents Stationary Engineers; Building Management Systems Technicians; and, Building Engineers.


UNITE HERE Local 75


UNITE HERE represents hospitality workers at the 89 Chestnut Residence.


USW Local 1998 (Appointed)


The United Steelworkers, Staff-Appointed Unit, Local 1998 (USW 1998 Staff-Appointed) represents staff-appointed full- and part-time administrative and technical employees.


USW Local 1998 (Casual)


The United Steelworkers, Casuals Unit, Local 1998 (USW Local 1998) represents casual administrative and technical employees at U of T.


Non-Unionized Staff


Confidentials



Postdoctoral Fellows


A University of Toronto postdoc is a postdoctoral fellow who is doing research on a U of T campus and / or is receiving their stipend from U of T.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5) represents those employed as Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Toronto.

Please note that there are Postdoctoral Fellows who are not covered by CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5. Members of this group have applied for their own funding and therefore are not employees, but independent academic trainees. Information for academic trainees can be found on the School of Graduate Studies website.

Both employees and academic trainees are covered by the Policies for Postdoctoral Fellows (PDF) and the Administrative Procedures for Engagement of Postdoctoral Fellows (PDF).


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