In a recent article, blogTO has joined other news outlets in covering ATU Local 113’s fight for the right of TTC workers to protect their health. You can read that article here: TTC workers want to start wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus
In the article, President Carlos Santos has reiterated his call for the TTC to increase health precautions for workers in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including allowing workers to protect themselves by wearing masks on the job.
President Santos’ call for TTC workers’ protection comes at a critical time as the Toronto Star is reporting that our neighbouring New York State has asked commuters to avoid packed buses and subways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
When it comes to protecting members on the job, the TTC should worry less about public perception and focus on public protection. If members feel that it is in their health interest to wear a mask on the job, ATU Local 113 will fully support them.