New Bus Design Innovation Program to improve safety and health standards for ATU Local 113 Members

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 closes Indigenous Heritage Month by attending a Sunrise Ceremony

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 acknowledges the great contributions of Brent Pelletier!

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.

Chi Miigwetch!