[April 15, 2024, Toronto, ON] Our union’s collective bargaining team has been working through negotiations with the TTC for weeks trying to get our members the new contract they deserve. The TTC is refusing to align with ATU Local 113 on the key priorities of transit workers, including job security, wages, and benefits.

With no opportunity for compromise, the TTC has forced us to take the first step towards strike action. This morning, ATU Local 113 applied to the Ministry of Labour to request that a conciliator be appointed.

“We are continuing to bargain with the employer,” said Marvin Alfred, President of ATU Local 113. “We are hoping that the conciliator will act as a resource to support our union with obtaining a fair collective agreement.”

While this is only the first step towards strike action, ATU Local 113 is prepared to move to direct action up to and including a full withdrawal of services.

For additional information, please contact media@atu113.net.

Additional Facts:

  • ATU Local 113’s collective agreement expired on March 31, 2024.
  • The union’s last collective bargaining agreement was issued in 2021.
  • This is the first time in 10 years that the union can exercise their right to strike, following last year’s historic legal victory which restored this fundamental, constitutional right.
  • The last time ATU Local 113 members went on strike was in 2008.