Last week, the Progressive Conservatives tabled Bill 107, “Getting Ontario Moving Act”, which directly targets the TTC and our members.
If it comes into law, it will allow the government to dismantle and privatize our transit system, contract out jobs and exempt itself from the Labour Relations Act and Employment Standards Act.
In short, if the bill becomes law, your job will be at risk.
Sisters and Brothers, we must fight for our transit system – and I urge you to join us at a rally on Friday, May 10 at 9:30 am outside the TTC headquarters at the intersection of Yonge St. and Davisville Avenue.
We will send TTC CEO Rick Leary a clear message: join us in our fight to keep the TTC!
We will also be distributing leaflets at six stations during the morning rush hour – 7:30 am to 8:30 am. I urge you to support your Sisters and Brothers at one of the following stations:
- Bay Station
- Wilson Station
- Shepherd Station
- Finch Station
- Scarborough Town Centre
- Davisville Station
Sisters and Brothers, I know we can accomplish great things if we work together. Friday will be a huge day of action, with many of our friends in labour and community activist groups leafleting over 30 subway stations in support.
Together, we will send a strong and unified message, that the TTC is not up for grabs.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you on Friday.
President/Business Agent, ATU Local 113