ATU Local 113: On Guard for the Mental Health of Workers and Riders

ATU Local 113 Sisters and Brothers are on the front lines of the TTC, working every day to get Torontonians where they need to go. Mental health is always top of mind; we work at our best when we have both a healthy body and mind.

In our work, Sisters and Brothers work closely with the communities where the TTC operates – doing whatever is necessary to ensure riders arrive safely to their destination. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, our Brother John Paul Attard shared his story about how he helped a man who was on track level at Dundas Station last year and how he copes with his own mental health. John Paul exemplifies the good work Local 113 members do each day for Torontonians.

You can view John Paul’s interview on CP24 in the second page of videos:

We’re All in to Fight Kathleen Wynne’s Plan to Privatize Public Transit

Today, ATU Canada’s Keep Transit Public campaign is blanketing the Greater Toronto Area with radio ads warning of Kathleen Wynne’s destructive plan to privatize future transit projects. For workers, this means we’re cut out of bidding for projects in favour of private, for-profit companies. For riders, privatization means reduced service and higher fares. The Wynne government’s privatization plan is unfair for everyone, except the corporations who will profit at our expense.

Ontario workers must be at the forefront of government decision-making and ATU Local 113 will join the fight with ATU Canada – and our Sisters and Brothers across Ontario – against privatization wherever it happens – especially in our backyards.

Together, we can stop Premier Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Transportation Kathryn McGarry and the Ontario Liberal government from privatization. Listen and share the announcement – and sign the petition at before it’s too late.