The Trudeau government announced today that it would topping up payments for well-deserved low-income essential workers, such as those working in long-term care homes, retirement homes, emergency shelters, supportive housing, and other important services. ATU Local 113 cannot thank these workers enough for their service. They along with other frontline workers are heroes.
These essential workers deserve the pay increase, but we can’t forget about public transit workers who are also on the frontlines of this crisis. The federal and provincial governments must provide emergency funding so ATU Local 113 members can continue providing reliable service to the same workers the government is helping with these payments.