ATU Local 113 stands with our sisters and brothers at the Toronto Police Association who announced today it opposes mandatory vaccination, read their full statement here: Toronto Police Association Announcement. Like the Toronto Police Service, the TTC’s mandatory vaccination announcement is missing critical details that are important to our members, such as alternative options that are available.
We will work with the Toronto Police Association, and other unions, to protect the rights of members.
As a union, health and safety is our priority – we have fought hard since the beginning of the pandemic for health protections, including access to vaccinations for those who want them. However, we cannot support any TTC action that violates the rights of any member, whether it be an unreasonable exercise of TTC management’s rights, an express violation of the collective agreement or a violation of the law, including the Human Rights Code.
– Carlos Santos, ATU Local 113 President