“Toronto`s hard-working public transportation workers welcome the new collective agreement that recognizes our crucial role in the communities we serve through fair wages and social benefits. From the outset of the trial, ATU Local 113 came to the table in good faith to negotiate an agreement and, despite the TTC`s efforts to shorten, shorten and suspend the talks, the arbitrator agreed that the contract should be concluded for years and should not be based on draconian and unfair concessions. The Arbitrator also rejected the TTC`s assertion that the City of Toronto workers were an appropriate man of comparison with our 11,000 skilled transit workers and agreed that comparisons with Metrolinx, Mississauga MiWay and Brampton Transit were more appropriate. To be clear, whatever the outcome, the interest rate arbitration procedure does not replace the Charter`s fundamental right to free collective bargaining, which was denied to ATU Local 113 by the lifting of the right to strike by previous governments. 1. Has the employer (the Toronto Transit Commission) not protected its employees from the nuisances on his company`s Twitter account (@TTChelps), which are contrary to the Ontario Human Rights Code and the collective agreement? The development of acceptable responses for both parties for the employer and the Union could provide assistance to senior service managers who respond to the tweets received by @TTChelps and arise from the fact that the responses they have provided are not contrary to the collective agreement or TTC`s legal obligations. It may also be advantageous for the parties to develop guidelines acceptable to both parties as to when such information should be provided and whether tweeters should simply indicate that, if they wish to file a complaint, they should contact the TTC by telephone or through the TTC website (paragraph 146). With the new collective agreement now in place, ATU Local is asking the new Toronto 113 City Council and TTC to join us in countering the provincial government`s threat to split the TTC by taking its subway and putting it on the fast track of privatization, higher rates and reduced service for drivers. According to a TTC spokesperson, the absenteeism rate has increased from 6% to more than 20% because workers are sick or isolated due to the recent history of travel or possible exposure to coronavirus. TTC management did not say how many of these cases were from vehicle operators compared to non-operational employees or business leaders. The 20% absenteeism rate coincides with a 70% decrease in the number of drivers. TORONTO, March 31, 2020 /CNW/ – Carlos Santos, president of the Union Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 113, issued the following statement, after TTC management appeared to blame the fact that employees blamed medical leaves and self-isolation of overcrowding of TTC vehicles and reduced services. You can call us at 416-393-3030 or go to ow.ly/AKsGz to share your experience (para.
26) City: Toronto, ONTworkers: City of TorontoPresident: Carlos SantosPhone: 416-398-5113Fax: 416-398-4978Website: wemovetoronto.ca ATU Local 113 members will continue to follow all public health policies, including staying at home if they feel uncomfortable isolating themselves if necessary, and physical strength. If members have public health and public safety concerns during their work, they should take steps to follow public health guidelines and impose bodily proshemas. ATU Local 113 helps members enforce the physical distancing rules on the TTC system. Collective Agreement: May 8, 2014 – March 30, 2018 Even Toronto Mayor John Tory, who had isolated himself after international travel, praised the commitment of TTC workers and union cooperation in the fight against this pandemic. “TTC management should not point the finger at dedicated front-line public transportation employees to receive complaints about overloaded TTC vehicles and limited services. All of the evidence shows that the TTC has not taken all the appropriate and practical steps to ensure that