Today, ATU Local 113 met with the Toronto Transit Commission and a conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour in an attempt to reach a fair collective agreement. On April 17th, the TTC walked away from the bargaining – refusing to provide any proposals until a conciliator met with the parties.
After more than three weeks of delay, the Commission finally tabled a contract offer that contained a significant amount of concessions including contracting out.
ATU Local 113 wants to bargain a fair contract for its members. But, we’ll never agree to a contract offer that amongst many other concessions would cut vacation pay, eliminate a 60-year-old Sick Benefit plan or reduce contracting out protections.
As a result of the TTC’s action, ATU Local 113 has requested that the conciliator take the next step necessary for the appointment of an interest arbitrator to resolve the outstanding issues between the parties.