Sisters and Brothers,

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has seen a rise in anti-Asian racism including here in Toronto. Particularly disturbing, Asian women have been disproportionately impacted by an increase of hate crimes this past year. This is unacceptable and extremely concerning for our members and Canadians.

ATU Local 113 denounces all forms of racism including anti-Asian racism. We stand in solidarity with the Asian-Canadian community and call on all levels of governments to take real measures to combat racism.

ATU Local 113 is committed to fighting intolerance and hate of any kind in our communities and we all have a role to play as we build a more inclusive and equal society.

In solidarity,

Carlos Santos,
President, ATU Local 113