ATU Local 113 has long advocated for additional measures to be taken to protect the safety and health of our members.
Along with ATU International, Centennial College, and the TTC, we are proud to unveil a bus-of-the-future design-concept, as part of a Bus Design Innovation Program.
This new design will include a barrier on TTC buses, which will act as a shield to protect our members. Separating the driver’s space from the passenger compartment was done with the intention of reducing member assaults and allowing workers to feel safe in their working environment.
The new bus design will also aim to improve air quality.
“Our members have long been subject to risks of violence. As well, they endure long shifts on their bus with poor air quality,” said Marvin Alfred, President, ATU Local 113. “This is the first of many steps that need to be taken to protect the health and safety of our transit workers and riders.”.
ATU Local 113’s Health and Safety Representative, Andrew Falotico, joined a TTC Board meeting on July 12.
He addressed the Board’s questions focused on the Bus Design Innovation Program which would contribute to the safety of our members.
ATU Local 113 was honoured to celebrate a new chapter in Toronto’s history at Mayor Olivia Chow’s swearing in ceremony this morning.
ATU Local 113 President Marvin Alfred and Secretary-Treasurer Max Matharu joined the United Indigenous Council at the Sunrise Ceremony held yesterday at McNicoll to close Indigenous Heritage Month.
Shop Steward Brent Pelletier was recognized by members of the UIC for his work and leadership within our union and our workplaces to create awareness of Indigenous issues and celebrate the resilience and rich heritage of Indigenous Peoples, Inuit, and Métis.
ATU Local 113 would like to wish all our members and fellow Canadians a Happy Canada Day!
As we close Indigenous Heritage Month, ATU Local 113 would like to acknowledge Shop Steward Brent Pelletier for his commitment and contributions to creating awareness of the culture and heritage of Indigenous Peoples and their resilient spirit.
His leadership has helped create a voice for our Indigenous members through the United Indigenous Council to help them thrive in our union, workplaces, and in our communities.
ATU Local 113 was honoured to have been in the room when it was announced that Olivia Chow would be Toronto’s next mayor.
This marks an important milestone in our city’s history. We look forward to starting this new and long overdue chapter for Toronto.
Our members volunteered on this campaign everyday and attended rallies.
Thank you for supporting Olivia Chow and her vision for Toronto.
Our city and public transit will be better because of last night’s victory and your help.