Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Today, I am urging you to sign the Canadian Labour Congress’ petition calling on the federal and provincial governments to provide emergency funding to municipalities.
Without financial help, cities will impose additional cuts for vital services like transit which our essential workers and most vulnerable populations rely on every single day.
The TTC has already laid off some of our Sisters and Brothers and reduced service in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic – even after we’ve put our health and the health of our loved ones at risk by working on the frontlines.
Without immediate support from higher levels of government, Toronto’s transit system will be crippled, putting both the economic recovery and public health of our city at risk.
This is no time for deliberation and debate – transit and other vital local services need action now!
Sign the Canadian Labour Congress’ petition on their website here: https://canadianlabour.ca/campaigns/cities-need-help/
President, ATU Local 113