Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 Statement on Canadian Labour Congress Decision to End Unifor Raid Attempt
TORONTO, ONTARIO – (February 10, 2017) – The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) today informed the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 113 that it has decided to reinstate its rules against raiding the local transit union.
Statement by Manny Sforza, Trustee, ATU Local 113:
“This decision by the CLC speaks to the overwhelming support ATU Local 113 has received in recent days from the vast majority of elected officials, stewards and the hardworking transit workers from across our great city and country. ATU is dedicated to transit workers, and like always, we will keep fighting for the interests of our members in Toronto.
The decision by the CLC to restore rules against raids is good for Canada’s labour movement. However, we remain disappointed by how a spokesperson at the CLC mischaracterized ATU in previous public statements, which was completely disconnected from the support we value from our members.
Bob Kinnear’s unilateral decision to walk away from ATU Local 113 was nothing more than a distraction from what matters most – the hardworking transit workers who move Toronto. With this distraction now behind us, ATU Local 113 will continue to focus on the interests of our members.”