On Thursday, August 15, ATU Local 113 stood together with public transit advocates to oppose Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Christine Hogarth and her PC Government’s recent negative decisions and funding cuts at the Tailgate Party for Public Transit.
The Local’s 12,000 members know firsthand all that’s at risk with Ford’s failed vision for transit in Toronto. That is why it was important to join Etobicoke-Lakeshore residents, a community many members are a part of, to become better educated about future impacts. The reckless subway upload plan is the first step on a slippery slope of privatization, which will mean reduced service and higher fares – just look at GO Transit.
President Carlos Santos would like to thank all those that attended and specifically acknowledge Kingsley Kwok, the federal NDP candidate in Scarborough Rouge Park, ATU Local 113 board members, the Labour Council, OFL, TTCriders and the Russell Rec Committee for their active participation.
See below for some photos from the event below.