Sisters and Brothers,

For years, the TTC calls us “essential” yet after working the frontlines of the pandemic for over 18 months, they are willing send our members home and cut service. TTC management needs to stop using ATU Local 113 members as scapegoats to reduce public transit service and blaming workers for the cuts they themselves are implementing.

ATU Local 113 is not opposed to vaccinations to fight COVID-19. The main issue is the TTC’s complete mismanagement of the policy. Brampton and Mississauga transit have sensible alternatives such as regular testing, why not the TTC? The TTC must allow the option for regular testing as an alternative to avoid damaging service cuts that will hurt Torontonians. Riders deserve better. Our transit heroes deserve better.

In Solidarity,

Carlos Santos

President, ATU Local 113