ATU Local 113 Coronavirus Cases

Visit our new webpage to see the COVID-19 case updates for ATU Local 113 members.

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ATU Local 113 President Carlos Santos on Increase of COVID-19 Cases

Sisters and Brothers,

With the recent increase of COVID-19 cases affecting members and others across our city and province, ATU Local 113 would like to address members’ concerns. Your safety and well-being is always our top priority.

From the beginning of the pandemic, ATU Local 113 fought hard to secure protections for members. As the pandemic wears on, we’ll continue advocating on your behalf and demanding that the TTC do everything it can to protect you.

In order to hold the TTC responsible for its obligations, we encourage members to file a numbered occurrence report at their workplace if they ever see something that violates proper health and safety practices. This applies to all divisions and for maintenance staff on shop floors.

ATU Local 113 has also set up a new web page that lists and tracks all member coronavirus cases. ATU Local 113 updates this page as soon as we are informed of a member testing positive for COVID-19.

With the development of COVID-19 vaccines showing promising results, there is a light at the end of this tunnel. Until then, please physical distance as much as possible before, during and after your shifts – and stay home if you feel unwell.

We will come out of this crisis more united and stronger than ever.

In solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113

ATU Local 113 Launches New Coronavirus Cases Page for Members

Sisters and Brothers,

ATU Local 113 has launched a new web page that tracks all positive ATU Local 113 member coronavirus cases.

Members will now be able to find relevant information about positive cases in one place. This page can be accessed on our website’s main menu or at the link below.

Moving forward, ATU Local 113 will be updating this page as soon as we are informed of a member testing positive for COVID-19.

https://wemovetoronto.ca/coronavirus-cases/

In solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113

ATU Local 113 Bus Operator at Arrow Road Division Tests Positive for COVID-19

Sisters and Brothers,

We received unfortunate news today that an ATU Local 113 member, a bus operator at Arrow Road, has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

I spoke to the member who is self isolating at home. On behalf of all ATU Local 113 members, we wish them a quick and full recovery.

The member’s last shift was on Saturday, November 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. They received the positive test result on Tuesday, November 17.

This case marks the 157th ATU Local 113 member who has tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 181 employees at the TTC have tested positive for COVID-19.

Please practice physical distancing as much as possible before, during and after your shifts – and stay home if you feel unwell. If you have been tested and are awaiting your results, please stay home and self-isolate.

In Solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113

ATU Local 113 Streetcar Operator at Russell Division Tests Positive for COVID-19

Sisters and Brothers,

We received unfortunate news today that an ATU Local 113 member, a streetcar operator at Russell Streetcar Yard, has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

I spoke to the member who is self isolating at home. On behalf of all ATU Local 113 members, we wish them a quick and full recovery.

The member’s last shift was on November 3 and they received the positive test result on November 15.

This case marks the 153rd ATU Local 113 member who has tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 174 employees at the TTC have tested positive for COVID-19.

Please practice physical distancing as much as possible before, during and after your shifts – and stay home if you feel unwell. If you have been tested and are awaiting your results, please stay home and self-isolate.

In Solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113

ATU Local 113 Low Floor Technician at Leslie Barns Division Tests Positive for COVID-19

Sisters and Brothers,

We received unfortunate news today that an ATU Local 113 member, a low floor technician at Leslie Barns, has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

I spoke to the member who is self isolating at home. On behalf of all ATU Local 113 members, we wish them a quick and full recovery.

The member’s last shift was on Thursday, November 5 from 11:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

This case marks the 152nd ATU Local 113 member who has tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 173 employees at the TTC have tested positive for COVID-19.

Please practice physical distancing as much as possible before, during and after your shifts – and stay home if you feel unwell. If you have been tested and are awaiting your results, please stay home and self-isolate.

In Solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113

ATU Local 113 Bus Operator at Mount Dennis Tests Positive for COVID-19

Sisters and Brothers,

We received unfortunate news today that an ATU Local 113 member, a bus operator at Mount Dennis division, has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

I spoke to the member who is self isolating at home. On behalf of all ATU Local 113 members, we wish them a quick and full recovery.

The member’s last shift was on Tuesday, November 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This case marks the 147th ATU Local 113 member who has tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 169 employees at the TTC have tested positive for COVID-19.

Please practice physical distancing as much as possible before, during and after your shifts – and stay home if you feel unwell. If you have been tested and are awaiting your results, please stay home and self-isolate.

In Solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113

ATU Local 113 Non-Revenue Member at Duncan Shop Tests Positive for COVID-19

Sisters and Brothers,

We received unfortunate news today that an ATU Local 113 non-revenue member at Duncan Shop has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

I spoke to the member who is self isolating at home. On behalf of all ATU Local 113 members, we wish them a quick and full recovery.

The member’s last shift was on Thursday, November 12 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This case marks the 146th ATU Local 113 member who has tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 168 employees at the TTC have tested positive for COVID-19.

Please practice physical distancing as much as possible before, during and after your shifts – and stay home if you feel unwell. If you have been tested and are awaiting your results, please stay home and self-isolate.

In Solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113

ATU Local 113 Apprentice Mechanic Tests Positive for COVID-19

Sisters and Brothers,

We received unfortunate news today that an ATU Local 113 member, an apprentice mechanic for elevating devices, has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

I spoke to the member who is self isolating at home. On behalf of all ATU Local 113 members, we wish them a quick and full recovery.

The member’s last shift was on Wednesday, November 11 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This case marks the 145th ATU Local 113 member who has tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 167 employees at the TTC have tested positive for COVID-19.

Please practice physical distancing as much as possible before, during and after your shifts – and stay home if you feel unwell. If you have been tested and are awaiting your results, please stay home and self-isolate.

In Solidarity,

Carlos Santos

President, ATU Local 113

ATU Local 113 Member in Revenue Operations at Patten Building Tests Positive for COVID-19

Sisters and Brothers,

We received unfortunate news today that an ATU Local 113 member, a revenue operations employee at the Patten building, has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

I spoke to the member who is self isolating at home. On behalf of all ATU Local 113 members, we wish them a quick and full recovery.

The member’s last shift was the day shift on Friday, November 13.

This case marks the 144th ATU Local 113 member who has tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 166 employees at the TTC have tested positive for COVID-19.

Please practice physical distancing as much as possible before, during and after your shifts – and stay home if you feel unwell. If you have been tested and are awaiting your results, please stay home and self-isolate.

In Solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113

The TTC Must Improve its Communication to Employees

Sisters and Brothers,

With hardly any notice, the TTC announced a new policy yesterday that will force ATU Local 113 members to wear safety glasses with side shields, prescription safety glasses with side shields or a face shield when working in public areas.

From the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, ATU Local 113’s Executive has fought hard to secure health and safety protections for members. We will always support and do what’s needed to protect our members.

However, yet again, the TTC misses the mark with its communication. The fact that the TTC gave our members under 48 hours notice before this policy goes into effect is completely unacceptable.

Our members are already under enough stress working on the frontlines during a global pandemic. Instead of properly communicating the new policy in a timely manner, the TTC has side swiped our members adding unnecessary confusion to their already tough jobs.

ATU Local 113 understands these new guidelines came from the Ontario government but the company could have given our members a week’s notice at the very least. Instead of working with ATU Local 113 to announce and implement health and safety measures, the TTC has side swiped our members with draconian measures.

To provide more clarity on the new requirement, operators working behind the protective barrier or in the cab do not need to wear face shields. Maintenance workers working in employee-only areas do not need to wear face shields either.

The TTC needs to do better when communicating new policy notices. ATU Local 113 will be ensuring management gives our members proper notice and clarity on all future communications.

In solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113