Yesterday, ATU Local 113 and ATU Canada leadership met with Toronto Mayor John Tory to discuss Premier Ford’s so-called subway upload. Mayor John Tory shared concerns about breaking apart the TTC – pledging to work co-operatively with ATU by sharing a list of our questions and concerns at his next meeting with the Premier.
While this is a welcome gesture, ATU will continue to press the Premier and his “special advisor” to rethink their troubling scheme. Toronto’s over 11,000 transit operations and maintenance workers have a firsthand understanding of the public transit system – including all that is at stake. The TTC belongs to Toronto and dividing the system means losing its integration and local democratic control. It will also mean reduced service and higher fares for riders – all while paving the way for privatization.
ATU will continue to share new developments at wemovetoronto.ca.