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TTC hiring 100 Unionized COVID-19 Recovery Ambassadors Following Pressure from President Carlos Santos

Sisters and Brothers,

I have an important update to share about a recent job hiring the TTC reversed. As many of you know, the TTC posted a notice this week announcing that they were hiring 100 supervisors.

I was absolutely outraged that the TTC planned to hire 100 non-unionized supervisors while the TTC is laying off a 1,000 of our dedicated and hard-working members who have been serving Toronto through this pandemic.

After strong and consistent pressure from myself and ATU Local 113’s executive board, the TTC has reversed this hiring of supervisors and will now be hiring 100 unionized temporary COVID-19 Recovery Ambassadors.

Members should know that I fully support this decision by TTC management to walk back their original hiring plan. I will never stop fighting to protect our members’ jobs, health and safety. ATU Local 113 will also continue its fight to get the proper government funding to keep public transit moving during the pandemic and throughout our economic recovery.

In solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113