Federal Funding Petition

On May 19th, ATU Canada launched its Federal Funding Campaign.

By showing their solidarity with the community, transit workers have put public transit on the federal agenda like never before. We are so close to winning historic national investments in public transit that will power our pandemic recovery.

In order to win we need thousands of transit workers to stand together and take action!

ATU Canada President John Di Nino says, "With unbreakable solidarity and the power of the community, transit workers will win!"

When transit workers speak with one voice, they win everytime!

Take action today by signing the petition to Finance Minister Bill Morneau from Canadian transit workers urging him to put public transit in the federal budget.

Sign the petition, stay updated and take action with Canadian transit workers!

Get Assistance

ATU COVID-19 Command and Response Hotlines Information

These hotlines serve as a place rank-and-file ATU members can get more information on the union’s response to COVID-19 and leave messages.  If you have questions about your employer’s policies or are seeking assistance to deal with your employer on COVID-19 issues, please contact your Local Union’s Business Agent. Any messages will be followed up on by an ATU organizer or representative as soon as possible.

The hotline number is: 855-641-7946
The email address is: [email protected]


Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Canada, ATU Canada has been working with our Locals to protect the health and safety of our members who are essential workers on the frontlines of this crisis. We are demanding additional urgent action to ensure employers and elected officials implement comprehensive plans to protect our members on the job and reduce the risk of exposure to the riding public.

Federal Government

Canada's Transit Union Calls for Federal Payroll Subsidies in Transit Industry, March 17, 2020

ATU Canada's Letter to Ministers regarding COVID-19, March 18, 2020

Letter to Federal Government - Frontline Transit Workers forgotten and remain at risk amid COVID-19, March 30, 2020

Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau re Press Release: Trump supports transit more than Trudeau - April 22, 2020

Letter to GTA Liberal MPs in Ottawa —Transit workers ask Greater Toronto Area Liberal MPs: Where are you? - April 29, 2020

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Adjustment Consultation, June 05, 2020

Provincial Government

Letter to Ontario Premier – COVID-19 and Windsor Public Transit  Closure, March 27, 2020

Provincial Legislation and Premiers Can Protect Transit Workers - Our Demands, April 3, 2020

Letter from Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath to Premier Doug Ford regarding transit funding, June 5, 2020

Letter to Premiers- Call for Provincial Commitment to Fund Public Transit, June 29, 2020

Transit Agencies

ATU Demands Immediate Action from employers to ensure Safe Service, April 13, 2020 

Letter to Employers urging them to adopt guidelines announced by Ministry of Transport re masks - April 21, 2020