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International Transport Workers' Federation issues solidarity statement in support of ATU Local 113's looming strike action.

The strength of ATU Canada is based on solidarity and respect. We commit ourselves to the goals of worker democracy, social justice, equality, and peace. We are dedicated to making the lives of our members and their families safe, secure, and healthy.

SASKATOON-SK, April 23, 2024 – The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) are sounding the alarm bells once again as violence against transit workers escalates out of control. With assaults occurring almost daily, the silence from the City of Saskatoon transit administration is deafening. “Transit agencies just don’t care about frontline workers as it appears they believe that violence is an occupational hazard which is far from the truth,” says Darcy Pederson, President of ATU Local 615.
TORONTO-ON, April 23, 2024 – ATU Canada calls on Hamilton Mayor Andrea Horwath to do the right thing and vote against privatization of the proposed Hamilton LRT line. Hamilton City Council will be voting on April 24th to adopt a 10-year private public partnership agreement that will see transit operations and maintenance outsourced to a private contractor. HSR has operated the transit system for 150 years and ATU has maintained the transit system for 125 years.
ATU Canada applauds the Ontario New Democratic Party for calling out the provincial government and asking for $500 million dollars of financial aid to be moved from the surplus budget to general operating costs to support municipalities and public transit agencies across Ontario.

We are pleased to announce that Pankti Bhatt (ATU 113) and Manahil Saeed (ATU 113), are the 2023 recipients of the Marcel Malboeuf Scholarship Award! ATU Canada is pleased to award two individuals this year. Both of these students have graduated high school with a 99% or higher grade average, and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributions within their communities.

The ATU is sad to report the passing of Ken Foster on Friday, May 19, 2023, at the age of 83. Ken was the first Director of the ATU Canadian Council, now ATU Canada.

TORONTO, April 24, 2023 – ATU Canada is encouraged that the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) shares the same priorities as the ATU which they have outlined in their recent announcement today – calling for all levels of government to deliver on recommendations put forward in a document “Prioritizing Safety on Public Transit”. The full set of recommendations can be viewed here.