TORONTO, ONTARIO – Carlos Santos, President of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 113, which represents close to 12,000 TTC workers, released the following statement regarding the TTC’s plan to cut service in November.
“The TTC’s plan to cut public transit service in the wake of Toronto’s economic recovery is an avoidable mistake and a result of the TTC’s own mismanagement. Instead of working with the union, the TTC opted to bulldoze their mandatory disclosure policy through, causing a potential staff shortage.
Instead of cutting service, the TTC should look at sensible alternatives that help protect workers and riders, such as regular testing for the small number of members who wish not to receive the vaccine. These sorts of measures have already been successfully executed in the cities of Brampton, Mississauga and Hamilton and can be safely adopted in Toronto as well.”