Election Day in Ontario

Today is election day in Ontario. The future of the TTC depends on the next elected government. Successive Liberal and Conservative governments have failed to fund operating costs, removed our right to strike, and have made efforts to privatize public transit. Over the last four years the Ford government has cut over a billion dollars in operational funding and attempted to steal our subways.

We at ATU 113 are officially endorsing the NDP. No other party has the proven commitment to restoring operational funding, respecting workers’ rights, and building a public transit system that works for everyone.

Please vote NDP today. Vote to support public transit workers.

ATU Local 113 Statement on Buffalo Shooting

The racially-motivated shooting in Buffalo on Saturday filled us all with horror and sadness. The loss of life in senseless violence is always a tragedy, but the murder of innocent people who were targeted because of their identity is especially painful.

We feel this anger and grief every time we hear about an attack on Black and other racialized groups, or religious, ethnic, LGBTQ2S+ or other minority groups who have been targeted. Each time we want to believe it is the last one, but it isn’t. Every attack is motivated by a belief system that values some lives over others, and they will not end unless we change those beliefs.

It reminds us that we need to keep working every day, in our communities, our workplaces and in our shared institutions to root out this ideology of hate. Within our union family we need to continue to learn and educate each other, and to have difficult but necessary conversations about the beliefs systems that make racist violence possible. By challenging our own assumptions and biases, we can fight injustice in the world around us more effectively.

The Ford Government Budget Once Again Leaves Transit Riders Behind

The Ford Government’s budget proposes spending billions of future dollars on highway and transit expansion. Investments in future transit lines will do nothing to provide the service we need today.

Instead of supporting reliable service for riders it gives away billions to car drivers by eliminating plate renewal fees and removing tolls on highways. This works against our environmental goals.

Highway expansion will only increase congestion and travel times. Together with a lack of operational support, this budget will make it harder for people to get to work, and handicap cities and transit systems trying to recover from the pandemic.

Online Information Meeting – Sunday January 16, 2022

Sisters and Brothers,

ATU Local 113’s January Information Meeting will be hosted through Zoom on January 16, 2022, at 10 a.m. Members can register using the link below by providing their full name, email address, and badge number.

Please note that the cut off time for registration is 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Zoom Registration Link

After registering, members will receive a confirmation email from Zoom with their secure personalized link. They will be able to participate by clicking on that link at 10 a.m. on Sunday January 16, 2021.

Members are encouraged to submit their questions at the time of registration, but there will also be a live moderated Q&A period at the meeting.

For security reasons, only computer access will be allowed. There will be no option to phone in to the webinar.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

In Solidarity,

Marvin Alfred
President, ATU Local 113

Congratulations to the 2021 John Lorimer Scholarship Winners

We are proud to announce the 43 recipients of the 2021 John Lorimer Memorial Scholarship, a program aimed to help university or college bound children of ATU Local 113 members with expenses going towards post-secondary education. The union’s annual commitment to award each recipient with $1,500 demonstrates its initiative to support higher education in our community.

The recipients of the John Lorimer Scholarships for 2021 are applicants scoring the highest marks in Grade 12 and are registered for a university or college program for the academic year 2021-2022.

The Scholarship Committee thanks every student who applied for these awards. We applaud the accomplishments of some of our best and brightest high school graduates pursuing further education. Good luck on your endeavors!

See the winners’ details below.

Online Information Meeting – Wednesday July 21, 2021

Sisters and Brothers,

ATU Local 113 will be hosting a virtual information session for members through Zoom on Wednesday July 21, 2021, at 8 p.m. Members can register at the link below by providing their full name, email address, and badge number.

Please note that the cut off time for registration is 3 p.m. on Wednesday July 21, 2021.

Zoom Registration Link

After registering, members will receive a confirmation email from Zoom with their secure personalized link. They will be able to participate by clicking on that link at 8 p.m. on Wednesday July 21, 2021.

Members are encouraged to submit their questions at the time of registration, but there will also be a live moderated Q&A period at the meeting.

For security reasons, only computer access will be allowed. There will be no option to phone in to the webinar.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

 

In Solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113

Online Information Meeting – Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Sisters and Brothers,

ATU Local 113 will be hosting a virtual information session for members through Zoom on Tuesday June 15, 2021, at 8 p.m. Members can register at the link below by providing their full name, email address, badge number and work location.

Please note that the cut off time for registration is 3 p.m. on Tuesday June 15, 2021.

Zoom Registration Link

After registering, members will receive a confirmation email from Zoom with their secure personalized link. They will be able to participate by clicking on that link at 8 p.m. on Tuesday June 15, 2021.

Members are encouraged to submit their questions at the time of registration, but there will also be a live moderated Q&A period at the meeting.

For security reasons, only computer access will be allowed. There will be no option to phone in to the webinar.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

 

In Solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113

Online Information Meeting – Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sisters and Brothers,

ATU Local 113 will be hosting a virtual information session for members through Zoom on Sunday, May 16, at 10 a.m. Members can register at the link below by providing their full name, email address, badge number and work location.

Please note that the cut off time for registration is 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 15.

Zoom Registration Link

After registering, members will receive a confirmation email from Zoom with their secure personalized link. They will be able to participate by clicking on that link at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

Members are encouraged to submit their questions at the time of registration, but there will also be a live moderated Q&A period at the meeting.

For security reasons, only computer access will be allowed. There will be no option to phone in to the webinar.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

 

In Solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113