TORONTO, ONTARIO – Carlos Santos, President of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 113, released the following statement regarding the TTC’s announcement that it is calling back the remaining 179 workers it laid off in the spring:
“After ATU Local 113 fought for months to get all workers back on the job, the TTC today announced that 179 of our members, including 97 bus operators, who were laid off in the spring will be returning to work. This means that by the first week of November, all remaining laid-off TTC workers will be helping move Toronto again. This is great news for our workers, the TTC and the people of Toronto.
ATU Local 113 has been the leading voice in this fight and has never stopped advocating for the return of all 450 workers since the TTC announced layoffs in April. Since that announcement, our members and transit allies have been urging the TTC to restore full service to protect public health and prevent overcrowding on a growing number of routes. Today, the TTC has met our demands and finally done the right thing.”